Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Claims News Service, May 8, 1:19 p.m. EDT — Adjusters are expected to be out in full force after a weekend full of damaging tornadoes ripped through the Midwest.

According to reports, more than 75 tornadoes touched down in the middle of the country, causing destruction that affected Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and South Dakota on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Particularly hard hit was the small town of Greensburg, Kan., located in the southwest region of the state, which was devastated by the twister. The town was already declared a major disaster area on Saturday because of the extent of damages it sustained from what has been reported as a mile-wide twister that packed 205 mile-per-hour winds. This kind of wind speed would rank the storm as an “EF-5,” the highest level possible in the tornado classification system used by the National Weather Service.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?


Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.