Chevrolet dealer Joel Thys is sorry for the mess outside his business in Toledo, Iowa, the cause of a derecho in August that wiped out billions of dollars of property across the Midwest.
He is also sad that his property insurance company Federated Insurance will not cover $ 932,000 in damages, according to a report on KCCI in nearby Des Moines.
And by making both points known with a sign outside his business, "Federated Insurance has Denied my Claim", along with his apologies.
"I've helped clean up after a few tornadoes over the years, but nothing like this where everywhere you look for miles and miles is complete devastation," Thys told a reporter.
He filed a state and now federal lawsuit demanding federated pay and then was published with his massive announcement, ignited support and embarrassed the insurer, who filed paperwork in court that Mr. Thys suspended coverage in June, according to the article.
"Why would it take me to put up a sign to get them to do what's right?" he told a reporter. "I get several phone calls every day since I posted it, and there are people who say 'Yup, you know and say' My insurance company does it for me too. Good for you. '"