AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – State Farm Insurance teams went out Monday to take a look at the aftermath of Sunday’s storm trying to get a feel for just how much damage there is to repair.
One of 1,600 strikes of lightning damaged a home in Englewood on Sunday. It occurred on East Nassau Avenue and South Pearl Street. The homeowner said the bolt knocked him off his feet about 10 feet. The lightening split a tree and caused damage to his car as well as the roof of his home .
Officials with State Farm say they’ve already seen a handful of claims coming from areas like South Aurora, Parker and Castle Rock. They say they’re seeing a lot of reports of exterior damage to roofs, windows and lawn furniture.
It’s been a wild few weeks for severe weather and June tends to see a lot of tornadoes and hail storms, so State Farm also shared some tips for homeowners when filing a claim.
“We want all our policyholders to go ahead and report the claim, if they have damage, to their agent; make sure they report it to them. If they have any damages that need to have mitigation, just to go ahead and do that if their roofs are leaking or something or broken windows need to be repaired,” Kevin Hanson with State Farm Insurance said. “Maybe take a picture of it if they can, and safely, and then get those — keep the repair bills for us.”
Hanson says for the most part the damage they’re seeing is actually not from the tornado but from all the hail and wind.