Adjusters: NC Insurance claims will take time

 Monday, April 25, 2011


Insurance companies have dispatched disaster-response teams to North Carolina to begin handling damage claims from last weekend’s tornadoes, but adjusters said Friday that the process will take time. "Initially, we were getting claims reported nonstop," State Farm Insurance agent Angela Shaw-Cain said. Twenty-eight tornadoes raked 33 counties in central and eastern North Carolina, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. A final tally hasn’t been completed, but state officials said Wednesday that preliminary estimates showed 21 businesses and 439 homes were destroyed and 92 businesses and 6,189 houses sustained significant damage.