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On April 27, 2011, a series of F-5 tornadoes devastated cities and towns across central Alabama. Within 24 hours, Travelers Claim Professionals were on the ground, going door to door in many of the most heavily impacted areas, helping our customers and agents in need.
Throughout the following days and weeks, hundreds of people and resources, including four of Travelers' self-contained Mobile Claim Offices, poured into the state to help our customers and agents meet their immediate needs and start to rebuild their lives and businesses.
These are some of their stories:
Still Standing With You How the storm impacted the communities of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Pleasant Grove and Cullman, from the perspective of Travelers customers, agents and employees
Jon and Lisa's Story Pleasant Grove homeowners Jon and Lisa were directly in the path of the storm with their two young children.
Eric and Debbie's Story Eric and Debbie survived in the basement of their Pleasant Grove home as their upper floors were destroyed overhead.
Bruce and Shirley's Story Cullman homeowners Bruce and Shirley returned to find their family home severely damaged.
The Church without Walls Pastor Glenn Wilson talks about the future for his Tuscaloosa congregation after the destruction of their church building.
Kim's Story Property investor Kim Arndt faced the destruction of the historic Cullman structure she had renovated only weeks before.
Al's Hot Dogs The co-owner of this Cullman family business talks about the challenges of losing inventory and income after the storm.
The View from Main Street Independent insurance agents Lin Moore, Pritchett-Moore Insurance, Tuscaloosa; Margaret Ann Pyburn, Cobbs, Allen and Hall, Birmingham; and Gloria Williams, Freedom Insurance, Cullman, talk about their experiences and the partnership with Travelers.