Help me quell my tornado anxieties...or not
April 16, 2012 4:27 PM Subscribe
What happens if your house is damaged by a tornado? What happens to your stuff, what do you do about the immediate moment, etc?
posted by Frowner to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Although I've taken precautions for keeping safe in the moment of a tornado, I find myself worrying a lot about what would happen if my house was damaged - not so much about the house (I assume a lengthy insurance wrangle) but to my stuff. What if the top floor is messed up but everything else is fine? Do I have to leave my grandparents' chairs and my great aunt's paintings to be ruined by wind and rain or taken by looters? Can I go back in? Do you always lose everything if your house is damaged? What do I do immediately afterward? What if one of my trees falls on my neighbor's house? What about my little safe with my important papers in it? How will I deal with the insurance, etc, if my papers are destroyed and I lose my ID?
I know you're not a lawyer and that things vary by jurisdiction - but some general thoughts would be helpful.