Latest Storm Could Increase Your Insurance Rates
Thunderstorm cleanup continues TuesdayPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
CREATED Jun. 25, 2013
Omaha, NE - The damage varies from neighborhood to neighborhood but the frustrations are shared by many. After hours of cleanup Monday, homeowners awoke to more cleanups Tuesday.
The storms swept through Omaha hard, in some parts of town, the cleanup is minimal. Other areas looked like disaster zone. Hundreds of homes were damaged, and a day later many are not fixed. In Benson, residents suffered through the heat Monday until the power finally turned back on. Tuesday, the focus is on clearing the streets of tree limbs.
Benson resident Dave Drummond says he's surprised by how quick the power was restored with how hard his area was hit. "It looks like we received the worst of the worst," says Drummond.
Walking to Drummond's front door is a hazard. He said prior to the storm, he thought about cutting down his 80-year-old maple, but never got around to it. Now, he has no choice.
Insurance adjuster, Ed Boro assessed car damage all day Tuesday. He says insurance companies are determining rates by zip codes. "Just because your home or car wasn't damaged, it could affect your rates overall," says Boro. Rates could increase for parts of town with repeating storms, like the hail storm in April.
Many folks are still waiting on their insurance agents to make a claim before they can start to clean up. Some companies are even calling in catastrophe teams to get claims filed quicker.