Major types of natural disasters have caused devastation to homeowners across the United States, especially those in the midwest, as tornadoes are more common in this region and households can be ripped apart by these twisters. Insurers along with independent adjusters end up managing claims processing work and warranty inspection services for those homeowners who have become victims of a tornado.
Time Magazine reported that the weather caused some serious chaos for some states on December 25, as a White Christmas was not experienced by all residents around the country, during which tornadoes hit land in Alabama and Louisiana.
A local news station was able to capture one tornado touching down in Mobile, Alabama. As many as 26,000 people in this town do not have access to heat or electricity when the twister tore through some power lines.
While houses may not have been completely destroyed, some major damage was reported to insurance companies and other officials. For instance, one church filled with 500 occupants celebrating Christmas Eve mass had its church ripped off. A local high school underwent serious roof problems as well.
Local news station CBS 6 WTVR caught a tornado on tape near a Walgreens store, showing the impact on parked cars and power lines. The winds of the tornado reportedly hit 135 miles per hour in Mobile, Alabama.
"I was just thankful I was alive because if it had been a hundred yards the other way it would have ripped through the middle of the store," the Walgreens' store manager Josh Holman told the news source.
Along with this bit of news, the Associated Press reported that, remarkably, one woman slept through a tornado which ripped off part of her roof and damaged most of her home. Despite all of the damage caused around the holidays for Alabama, nobody was badly hurt or killed.