Tornado Outbreak

March 6, 2019

Here we go again. 

On Sunday, March 5th, there were three dozen reports of tornadoes in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.  This was the deadliest tornado outbreak in the U.S. since May 2013.

Lee County Alabama Sheriff Jay Jones said Tuesday at a news conference at least 23 people were killed and 90 were injured when the giant EF4 twister with 170 mph winds hit the rural community of Beauregard, and seven or eight people are still missing.  Federal officials estimated that about 1,120 houses were damaged or destroyed.

On Tuesday March 5th, “President Trump approved an expedited major disaster declaration for Alabama in the wake of the deadly tornadoes.

It seems like disasters are striking with incredible frequency.  Even as we pray for victims of one tragic event, another occurs and our attention is shifted to a new group of people who are suffering catastrophic loss.  Yesterday’s victims must feel forgotten in light of today’s new tragedy.

We want people to know we will not forget the people who suffered losses yesterday or a month ago or a year ago.  We remain committed to helping all disaster victims with their recovery through the IRS casualty loss program.


If you have a loss that has not been 100% reimbursed, call us.  We might be able to help you.

According to the IRS, “You usually have three years from the date you filed your original tax return to file Form 1040X to claim a refund. You can file it within two years from the date you paid the tax, if that date is later.”