Tornados that hit several townships have left many homeowners and businesses with significant damage, especially in the Fox Chapel, Allison Park, Hampton and Franklin areas. Our local Pittsburgh Public Adjuster, Zach Flora reports widespread wind and tree damage. Policyholders with tornado damage need to understand some of the basic insurance claim adjusting procedures that will play an important role to achieve a fair, expeditious claim settlement and avoid delays. Insurance companies and their teams of catastrophe adjusters may be overwhelmed given the breadth and severity of the tornado damage in Pittsburgh and volume of calls. Here are some tips and common mistakes to avoid while preparing yourself for the insurance claim process.