Insurance co. to pay ‘miracle’ Joplin tornado survivor’s claim: ‘It’s a big worry off my mind’

By Associated Press, Published: October 24

ST. LOUIS — Mark Lindquist, whose against-the-odds story of survival and heroism in the Joplin tornado touched people around the world, got some good news Monday: The insurance company that initially denied his medical claim agreed to pay. Lindquist, 51, was hurt while trying to protect group home residents during the May 22 twister. Lindquist and a co-worker placed mattresses on top of three middle-aged men with Down syndrome in an effort to protect them from the tornado, even climbed atop the mattresses for added weight.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/sister-of-man-injured-in-joplin-tornado-says-insurance-company-changes-course-agrees-to-pay/2011/10/24/gIQArKi8CM_story.html

As an independent insurance agency that is affiliated with MIAA, how did the Joplin Tornado in Missouri affect your insurance agency? I thought this article would be beneficial as a positive story for your insureds, whether you’re starting a new independent insurance agency or if your insurance agency has been around for a while.

–Josh Nordin