Just two days before Christmas, at least four people are dead after a tornado ripped through two southeast counties in Mississippi yesterday. The tornado formed about 2 p.m. Tuesday in Amite, Louisiana. It crossed over into Mississippi and then moved northeast. Wet road conditions created treacherous driving conditions leading to several wrecks.
Only 500 feet from Provencher & Company Assistant Vice President Kandy Ray’s home a tornado touched down and destroying her neighbor’s property. Numerous homes in the Amite, LA area were damaged or destroyed by the tornadoes; leaving many families without homes or belongings during this holiday season.
Thousands of residents & businesses throughout the Gulf South remain without power this morning.
The storm produced damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph, which led to several tornado warnings issued by the National Weather Service. Localized flooding and golf ball sized hail have been reported throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida & Georgia.
Although the Provencher & Co. National Claim Center was included in the affected area, also experiencing high winds & hail, the office remained operational with a complete building generator-backup & a dedicated team of employees busy preparing to assist the needs of our clients.
With experienced adjusters in all of the affected areas, Provencher & Company stands ready. We have an Emergency After-Hours Service available and all of our management staff will be monitoring continuously for rush & emergency assignments over the upcoming holidays.