Adjusters Call Iowa Tornado Damage ‘Equal to Andrew’

November 15, 2005

Insurance adjustors surveying damage from Saturday’s tornadoes in central Iowa say the devastation equals that of Hurricane Andrew that hit Florida in 1992, according to Associated Press.

State Farm Insurance had 30 homes insured in Stratford and Woodward and eight were categorized as severely damaged. One insurance agent says his company had issued 300-thousand dollars in a one-hour span.

Illinois-based Allstate had four claims from the storm with damage ranging from a few shingles missing on the roof, to serious structural damage.

Homeowners seem to be holding up well, but still were recovering from the shock of the unusual November tornado that swept through Saturday evening, killing a woman and destroying about 40 homes in Woodward and 30 in Stratford.

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