**This story has been updated to reflect the storms on April 12th**

Texas weather has been wild since the first day of spring. We experienced tornadoes, hail, wildfires burning, and a blizzard warning issued for the Texas Panhandle, (which received 9 inches of snow in some areas), all in one 24-hour period.

Our news partner KWTX is reporting that this week's storm in the Salado area produced a tornado that leveled buildings, downed power lines, uprooted trees, and injured at least 23 people.

Storm Injuries, Deaths in Central Texas

Earlier this month, NBC News reported that almost two dozen people were hospitalized due to storm-related injuries, including 10 in Grayson County, about 60 miles north of Dallas. According to WFAA, a 73-year-old woman who lived in the community of Sherwood Shores died in the storm passing through the area.

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How to Report Storm Damage

If you sustained property damage during the recent storms, you need to let your insurance company know as soon as possible, if you haven't already.

If you have any questions or need help filing a claim, you can reach out to the Texas Department of Insurance. Their help line is 800-252-3439, available from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Make sure you also do the following after storm damage:

  • Take pictures and video of all damages. Don’t throw anything away until your insurance adjuster tells you to do so.
  • Make temporary repairs to prevent additional damage. Remove standing water and cover broken windows and holes to keep out rain.
  • Keep a list of the repairs and save receipts. Don’t make permanent repairs before the insurance adjuster sees the damage.

You should also report storm-related damages to the Texas Division of Emergency Management as soon as possible. Click on the March 'Severe Weather' tab.

 

Read More: 23 Injured, Power Down, Buildings Destroyed After Salado Tornado

Check Out These Tornado Pictures From Killeen, Round Rock and Temple, Texas

Texas had a few tornadoes on Monday, March 21. Thankfully there haven't been reports of deaths or major injuries in our area, but there was plenty of damage.

We asked listeners from Central Texas to send us your storm photos, and this is what we've got so far! If you've like to send us more to share with the rest of the community, head to our Facebook page or tap the Chat feature in our free app.

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