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Wed Dec 30, 2015, 12:30 AM

Tornado damage estimated at $1.2 billion

Not far from the downed trees and crumbled houses that mark the path of the tornado that struck North Texas Saturday, the parking lot of Rowlett High School filled up Tuesday morning with trailers emblazoned with the logos of insurance companies.

Company representatives in parkas and knit caps stood in the cold, waiting for customers who might want to file their insurance claims and coordinating efforts to get a better grip on the extent of the damage.

A lot of the claims come quickly. But itll probably be a month before all of them come in, said Brant Chandler, one of the owners of the Wellington Insurance Group in Fort Worth.

Three days after a storm believed to have damaged at least 2,000 homes and buildings, insurance companies were setting up for an extended operation in North Texas to process a flood of claims that began almost as soon as the skies cleared.

Read more: http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2015/12/tornado-damage-estimated-at-1-2-billion.html/

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