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Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Starts Now
PCI Says Get Ready for End of Year Storms  

Its fall severe weather preparedness time once again. Sometimes called the “second tornado” season, October, November and even December can produce an uptick in severe weather and tornadoes. According to data from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center, the last quarter of the year on average produces nearly 150 tornado reports.

It is not unusual for large tornado outbreaks to develop which means residents in tornado prone states should be vigilant for severe weather. 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.