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    Hail could hit the area Wednesday along thunderstorms. COURTSEY PHOTO/NOAA

Bad weather could hit Burleson Wednesday

According to the National Weather Service, the weather in the Burleson area could be bad on Wednesday.

The detailed forecast for the 76028 area code calls for Wednesday calls for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

For Wednesday night, the forecast is showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 a.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Click here to view that National Weather Service Radar

Should your property receive damage from storms, here are some helpful tips from the Texas Department of Insurance.

If your home was damaged by the recent severe weather, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. These tips will help make the process go smoother:

Keep a list of everyone you talk to at your insurance company. Be ready to answer questions about the damage.

Make a list of damaged property. Take pictures or video. Don’t throw anything away until your insurance company tells you to.

Take steps to protect your home from further damage. Cover broken windows and holes to keep rain out and prevent vandalism or theft.

Try to be there when the insurance company comes to inspects the damage. If you can’t stay in your home, leave a note with information on where you can be reached.

Ask your agent about additional living expenses. If you’re forced out of your home to make repairs, your insurance policy may pay for some of those expenses.

Avoid fraud

•    Get written estimates on company letterhead with clear contact information.

•    Get more than one bid. That will help you decide which offers are too high or too good to be true.

•    Beware of contractors who only have out-of-town references, or who solicit door to door.

•    Check references and phone numbers. Call the Better Business Bureau to see if a contractor has complaints.

•    Don’t pay up front and don’t make your final payment until the job is finished.

•    Beware of offers to waive your deductible. The contractor could be submitting false information to your insurance company.

•    Never sign a contract with blanks.

If you have questions about your insurance coverage, call TDI’s Help Line at 1-800-252-3439 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You can also use that number to report suspected insurance fraud.

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
FAX: 817-295-5278

 

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