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Early Tornado Season Outbreaks Do Occur; APCIA Urges Residents to Stay Alert for Severe Weather

Tornado season is off to an early start this year and deadly outbreaks are a viable threat for parts of the U.S. This highlights the importance of being prepared. Insurers are currently responding to help residents following the March 2-3 tornado that ripped through Nashville.

As Spring approaches and temperatures rise, severe weather events can occur rapidly and with little warning, so advanced preparation is very important. We encourage consumers to know the warning signals used in their community and be prepared to take cover when alerted. Maintaining an emergency storm kit with a radio, flashlight, batteries and first-aid items is the first step in preparation. Taking appropriate steps also includes a review of your insurance policies and a discussion of coverage options with your insurance agent or company.

APCIA's Tornado Headquarters offers vital information for those impacted by tornadoes, as well as preparedness tips for those living in tornado-prone areas. Follow us on Twitter @TeamAPCIA and use #becovered as we continue to provide tips on what to do before and after a tornado.