Tenants of Dallas office space received a scare earlier this week when a series of violent tornadoes swept through Northeast Texas, destroying homes, upsetting flight patterns out of Dallas/Fort Worth National Airport and sending tractor trailors into the air.
The group of about 12 tornadoes struck the Dallas-Fort Worth area Tuesday, April 3, leveling 200 homes and wide swaths of land. The wind speed of the storms were clocked at as high as 150 mph, making some of the storms a category EF-3.
Although the storms could have been more serious, they still damaged more than 600 homes and businesses, according to Red Cross estimates. Local officials have not reported any deaths, although at least 14,000 were without power in the immediate aftermath of the storms. Hundreds whose homes were destroyed have sought refuge in local shelters.
"It wasn't like a freight train like everybody says it is," Patti Gilroy, an employee at Green Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, told Insurance Journal. "It sounded like a bomb hit. And we hit the floor, and everybody was praying. It was shocking."
When a disaster like this strikes, business owners need to immediately begin thinking about rebuilding. They should begin documenting their specific losses immediately so they can file a claim with their insurance company. They also need to decide whether repairs will be adequate to fix a commercial location, or whether a new purchase needs to be made.
After fulfilling the necessary requirements to receive insurance payments, business owners should start seeking out an alternate dallas office space. Whether looking for Dallas commercial real estate or similar properties elsewhere, companies may need to rely on a local consulting service to advise them during an office space search.