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Father John Szatkowski of St. Paul The Apostle Church sweeps water from a broken water line out of his church in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Father Szatkowski and his staff found the flooding as they prepared for Ash Wednesday services. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The insurance industry is processing an unprecedented amount of claims following the brutal winter storm that slammed through most of Texas last month, says Bruce Wilkin, a partner in the Houston office of Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton LLP where he represents clients at both the trial and appellate level in commercial, energy, environmental, and first-party insurance disputes.

“Several adjusters have equated this to a major hurricane hitting every major town in Texas on the same day,” Wilkin said. “As a result, insurers have likely adopted an “all hands on deck” approach to try and cover the onslaught of claims.”

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