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Insurance adjusters get to work once storm subsides
Insurance adjusters get to work once storm subsides

Heavy branches from a neighbor's silver maple snapped off during Friday's violent storm and plunged onto power lines connected to Tom MacDougall's house in Northeast Baltimore. The wires ripped from the dwelling, damaging its vinyl siding. The branches chipped MacDougall's roof shingles, destroyed gutter guards and shattered a white wooden trellis behind the house. "I've had minor things over the years, you know, but I just fixed them myself," said MacDougall as he watched two representatives from Travelers Insurance — one wielding a tape measure, the other a clipboard — as they climbed on his roof Tuesday afternoon. "This is the first...

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