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Insurance Agencies Hit with Hundreds of Storm Damage Claims

Updated: Monday, February 24 2014, 10:29 AM CST

Thursday's storms hit us hard and fast. Now, the process of picking up the pieces can begin, as insurance claims come flooding in.

As of Friday morning, Country Financial had received 900 claims, and they expected more to come.

The majority of claims have been due to wind, and luckily, the damage is moderate to light in severity.

If you need to place a claim, there are a few steps you can take right now.

"First thing the client needs to do is take photos of the damage done to property," Country Financial agent Darrell Lynch said. "A lot of agents will accept text messages, so if they can send a text to their agent so they can get an idea of the damage, that's good. And the second thing they need to do is protect their property as well as they can."

Lynch said you should also be sure to call an agent to set up an appointment.

Agents stress that you shouldn't hesitate to make emergency repairs to prevent further damage, and you should take as many photos as you can of the damage.

Insurance Agencies Hit with Hundreds of Storm Damage Claims

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