Texas Hail Storm April 28, 2021
Several strong hailstorms with stones the size of softballs struck various parts of Texas Wednesday evening. Large hail was reported in Central Texas extending from Del Rio to San Antonio as well as parts of Fort Worth.
To give a sense of just how widespread and large the hail was across our area from the Rio Grande to San Marcos, here’s an estimate based on radar & satellite data. The reds are1+”, while the purples are 2+”. We received reports of hail even larger than that in a few locations! pic.twitter.com/7Zcuy1t9w7
— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) April 29, 2021
“We were in an interior closet with our children. It was eerily still outside and then we heard a loud noise and the house shook a bit with the first big hailstone,” Rebecca Gilliam, a resident of Hondo, Texas, told CNN.
“The hail was so big and had so much force that it came through the roof in many areas and even sheet rock on interior walls in some areas,” said Gilliam.
Although the extent of the damage has yet to be determined, weather and property damage experts already believe that the total amount of damages could be at least $1 billion dollars.
“The hail damage yesterday could become yet another billion-dollar weather disaster for the US,” said CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen. “This could be the second billion-dollar disaster this year in Texas, after the extreme Arctic outbreak back in February.
Photos and Video of Massive Texas Hail Storm April 28, 2021
Gorilla hail!!!! ….Keller TX pic.twitter.com/XHDH0xHIGf
— Blayne the weather fanatic (@Blayne90095403) April 29, 2021
One of many giant hail stones that came through the roof of my friend’s house this evening in Sabinal, Texas. @NWSSanAntonio @IanShelton1997 @TxStormChasers @Justin_Horne @ReedTimmerAccu #eWXspotter pic.twitter.com/SGO7u8VcLi
— Kris WeltensϟF (@vortexrfd) April 29, 2021
— Andrea T (@andreat96423) April 29, 2021
— Nick Barbieri (@nick_barbieri71) April 29, 2021
— Steve Glazier (@SteveGlazier) April 29, 2021
What Texas Homeowners Hit By Hail Need To Do Right Now
#1 – Call Your Insurance Company and File a Storm Damage Claim
Right now, you should be on the phone with your insurance company letting them know that your home was hit by this massive hail storm. The longer you wait to call the insurance company, the longer it will take for your claim to be resolved. DO NOT WAIT TO DO THIS! It’s absolutely important that you do this IMMEDIATELY! Homeowners who wait to file only end up hurting their claims.
#2 – Take Photographs Of The Damage Around Your Home
Take your phone out and start taking photographs of all the damage you see to your home. Common signs of roof and hail damage include:
- Broken or lifted roof shingles
- Broken or cracked windows
- Dented A/C units
- Chips to the exterior of your home
- Water stains, water spots, and water leaks in the ceiling
The photographs that you take of your home’s damage can help ensure that your claim is adjusted fairly or can be used as evidence in the event that your claim is denied or underpaid.
#3 – Mitigate Your Damages By Tarping Your Roof and Boarding Up Windows
Most homeowner’s insurance policies dictate that the homeowner has a responsibility to make a reasonable effort that the damages don’t get any worse. This includes putting up a tarp on your roof and boarding up any broken windows to keep any future rain from coming into the home. Failure to do so could potentially result in your home sustaining further damages that will not be covered by your policy.
#4 – Speak To an Expert Texas Hail Storm Damage Lawyer
Unfortunately, there’s a very great chance that your hail storm claim WILL NOT be adjusted fairly by your insurance company. For over 30 years, we’ve seen insurance companies deny, delay, and severely underpay legitimate storm damage claims all across Texas and these storm claims will not be the exception.
Call the experienced Texas hail damage lawyers at Moore Law Firm today so that you understand your rights as a claimant and to receive a FREE 2nd opinion on your claim. Our team of storm damage insurance lawyers will be with you every step of the way and negotiate for a fair settlement for your damages.
At Moore Law Firm, we offer:
✓ FREE Case Evaluation and 2nd Opinion
✓ FREE Tarps for Qualified Claimants
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✓ ZERO Fees if We Don’t Recover a Settlement or Judgment for You
Call The Texas Homeowner’s Insurance Claim Lawyers At Moore Law Firm Today
Call the Texas Hail Storm Lawyers at Moore Law Firm TODAY at 1-956-631-0745 RIGHT NOW for your FREE case evaluation!