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PCI Says Get Ready for End of Year Storms and Tornadoes
Busy 2017 Tornado Season Serves as Reminder to be Prepared  

November is often the peak month of the so called “second tornado” season, which means residents in tornado prone states should be vigilant for severe weather.

During 2017 there have been nearly 1,400 preliminary tornado reports as of November 8, and the year will likely end with the largest number of tornadoes since 2011. Texas, Georgia, Missouri, Louisiana and Mississippi have been the states with the most tornadoes. 

PCI reminds homeowners, renters and business owners that tornadoes can occur at any time of year. Because they develop rapidly and with little warning, advance preparation is vital. We encourage consumers to know the warning signals used in their community and to 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. However, being fully prepared includes a review of your insurance policies and discussing coverage options with your insurance agent or company.

PCI'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 @PCIAA and use #becovered as we continue to provide tips on what to do before and after a tornado.