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Tornado Damage in Florida

Tornado Rips Through Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Gardens reported that the EF-2 tornado caused roof damage, minor structural damage to buildings, tree damage, and vehicle damage. However, there were no reported injuries in the area as a result of the storm. The tornado watch issued by FOX Weather covered over 11 million Florida residents on Saturday. A video showed a car being lifted off the ground and thrown while in the middle of a street. Palm Beach Gardens activated its Emergency Operations Center to address cleanup after the tornado hit. The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that the tornado started just east of Interstate 95, moved northeast across A1A, turned more north-northeasterly crossing PGA Blvd, and dissipated before reaching Juno Beach. The tornado lasted for about 11 minutes and traveled nearly 3 miles before it dissipated. The NWS also reported that the tornado destroyed a dry-cleaning business, collapsed light poles, and caused an electrical concrete pole to lean over. The City Engineer and Building official continue to do structural damage assessments. Another round of severe weather on Sunday morning prompted a Tornado Watch for more than 16 million people across the Florida Peninsula and the Keys.

What are Tornadoes?

Tornadoes are a type of severe weather that can cause significant damage to property, including homes, businesses, and personal belongings. Common types of tornado damage include:

  1. Structural damage: Tornadoes can rip roofs off buildings, collapse walls, and cause significant damage to the foundation of a property.
  2. Water damage: Tornadoes often bring heavy rainfall and flooding, which can cause water damage to properties.
  3. Wind damage: The high winds associated with tornadoes can cause damage to windows, doors, and other exterior features of a property.
  4. Debris damage: Tornadoes can pick up and throw debris, such as tree limbs, rocks, and other objects, which can cause damage to properties.

If your property has been damaged by a tornado, it may be in your best interest to consult with a property damage lawyer. A property damage lawyer can help you navigate the insurance claims process and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your damages.

In the insurance claims process, an adjuster is a representative of the insurance company who is responsible for evaluating the damage to your property and determining the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. The adjuster will visit your property, assess the damage, and work with you to determine the appropriate amount of compensation.

It is important to remember that adjusters work for the insurance company, not for you, and their goal is to minimize the amount of compensation that the insurance company pays out. Therefore, it is essential to have a property damage lawyer on your side to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your damages.

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