[ExI] tornados and google maps

Henry Rivera hrivera at alumni.virginia.edu
Wed May 5 16:37:15 UTC 2021

A tornado surprisingly came through Western Mass almost exactly ten years ago. 

Here’s the path it left, to the left of the interstate, after passing through West Springfield and Springfield:

More pics and such here https://www.wwlp.com/weather/weather-news/remembering-the-2011-tornado-that-hit-western-massachusetts-9-years-ago/

In my case my roof was damaged by wind and my was car damaged by hail. I got a new roof out of the deal through my homeowners insurance. I had coworkers that needed serious remodeling of their homes which occurred through their homeowners insurance. Tornadoes are so rare in New England that no one has storm insurance. I could have put an auto insurance claim in for my car but never did. My hood still has golf ball sized golf ball dimples. 

Not sure I would have benefitted from storm insurance, but I’ve never read such a policy. 


> On May 5, 2021, at 11:02 AM, BillK via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 May 2021 at 14:39, spike jones via extropy-chat
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> <big snip>
>> After doing the Google tornado game, I am convinced proles should not
>> buy storm insurance. Damn there hasta be a way to cash in on that insight,
>> spike
>> _______________________________________________
> Err, umm,  perhaps first do a search for tornado insurance claims?
> <https://www.coverage.com/insurance/home/tornado-insurance/>
> Quote:
> In 2018, insurance claims related to tornado and thunderstorm damage
> cost $14.1 billion. Tornado damage can be incredibly costly to fix,
> and a severe tornado can easily destroy a home in minutes.
> -------------
> It looks like much of the tornado damage would be covered by a normal
> home insurance policy. But the small print may mean that additional
> policies could be required, depending on claim limits and exactly what
> is covered.
> (In the UK, tornado damage means a few roof tiles blown off, or a
> garden trampoline blown down the street)  :)
> BillK
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