Winter storms drop two snowfalls on Murray
by Lorri Harrison
Feb 19, 2014 | 675 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last week, winter weather dropped snow twice over Murray County with snow falling on Tuesday and again Wednesday night into Thursday.

Locally for the week, snowfall amounts varied in the area with some residents reporting four to six inches of snow and others reporting up to eight inches.

Schools were closed every day last week except Monday.

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week’s winter storm stands at $25 million.

“Data collected by insurance adjusters are now reaching my office,” Hudgens said. “We anticipate that figure to rise as new claims are reported.”

The estimate was based on claims reported by various property and casualty insurance companies. Commissioner Hudgens emphasized that these claims reports are only a partial listing -- not all companies have reported.

If you have questions about your policy, or if you are experiencing difficulty reaching your company, call Commissioner Hudgens Consumer Services Hotline at 404-656-2070, or, outside the Metro area, 1-800-656-2298. Phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Property owners with damaged property can take the following steps to begin the claims-filing process:

Contact your insurance agent immediately if you have had damage to either your house or car; do not delay. Your agent should provide you with claims forms and arrange for an insurance adjuster to visit your property or look at your automobile.

Secure your property. For example, if a tree has punctured the roof, cover the affected area with a tarp or plywood to protect your property from further damage.