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10 tornadoes in North Texas caused an estimated $2 billion in damage, insurers say

That $2 billion makes Sunday's tornadoes the costliest in Texas' history, according to the ICT.

DALLAS — As more rainy and stormy weather moves into the Dallas-Forth Worth area Thursday night, additional information on the tornadoes and storms on Sunday was released by the National Weather Service and the Insurance Council of Texas. 

The storms Sunday night in North Texas included 10 tornadoes, the NWS confirmed Thursday. Those tornadoes and other storms caused an estimated $2 billion worth of insured damage, according to the ICT.

That $2 billion makes Sunday's tornadoes the costliest in Texas' history, according to the ICT. By comparison, the tornado that hit the Garland/Rowlett area on December 26, 2015 caused insured losses of $1.2 billion, the ICT said.

It's too soon to tell exactly how that money breaks down among home, auto and property claims, but State Farm told WFAA this week that they have received at least 1,900 homeowner insurance claims and 1,360 auto insurance claims. Farmers Insurance told WFAA they have received more than 2,500 claims, most of them being homeowner's insurance claims. 

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On Thursday, the NWS confirmed a 10th tornado touched down in North Texas Sunday. An EF-0 tornado hit Allen, in Collin County, at 80 mph. the full list of tornadoes is as follows:

  • Ferris: EF-0, 85 mph
  • Midlothian: EF-1, 100 mph
  • Rockwall: EF-1, 90 mph
  • Dallas: EF-3, 140 mph
  • Rowlett: EF-1, 100 mph
  • North of Wills Point in Van Zandt County: EF-0, 80 mph
  • Garland: EF-2, 135 mph
  • Kaufman County:  EF-0, 80 mph; EF-1, 105 mph
  • Allen: EF-0, 80 mph

Thursday, another cold front with widespread rain and showers returned to North Texas, with an expectation of 1 to 3 inches of rain.

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