3:46pm

Sun March 4, 2012
The Commonwealth

Insurance Claims Pour in From Damage

An army of insurance agents and claims adjusters is scouring destruction along the tornadoes’ paths to begin assessing damage and processing claims. The wreckage is so widespread that the full scope of losses won’t be known until at least late March. “I grew up here, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Lori Wells, agent for the Kentucky Farm Bureau in Fort Mitchell. She was one of half a dozen Farm Bureau agents and adjusters surveying damage in southern Kenton County. The National Weather Service said an F3 tornado with winds between 158 and 206 mph is believed to have hit there. Hurricane strength winds start at 74 mph.