Center set up to help victims of Bay City tornado

Posted at 6:29 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 07:14:05-04

After an EF-2 tornado tore through Stevensville on Kent Island, a lot of questions remained. Now, the victims are getting some answers. 

Jason Vogel and his family came to the disaster assistance center set up by the Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services to answer questions from those affected by the tornado. Insurance companies, state and county agencies along with the Red Cross were there for the community. Jason and his wife Katie cam here looking for information for more than just them. 

"We were looking at what's available here so we could tell everybody else in the neighborhood so they can come up and see what's available," he said. "Maybe try to get some help getting our fence repaired for the trees that came down on our fence."

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Their fence wasn't covered by their insurance and that doesn't help when you have three dogs. Several insurance companies were there not only to answer questions, but also give advice. 

"Heading into hurricane season, this again, is an important time to take a look at exactly what type of insurance coverage you have on your insurance policies," said Dave Phillips with State Farms. 

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The National Weather Service says the tornado was on the ground for about four minutes, but it's going to be quite some time before things are back to normal on Kent Island.