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PCI Urges Residents to Prepare for the Peak of Tornado Season 

The peak months for tornado season, April, May and June, are just around the corner and PCI is urging residents to take steps to prepare for severe weather. As temperatures begin the rise, conditions will be perfect for severe weather, tornadoes and hailstorms to occur. Last year over 600 tornadoes were reported during peak season.

A survey conducted by Harris Poll for PCI found that 71 percent of Americans say they have enough insurance to cover their losses from natural disasters or severe weather. However, only 28 percent have conducted an annual insurance check up to make sure they are adequately covered.

This gap in preparedness could be the difference in how smooth your recovery will be in the aftermath of a storm or other natural disaster. PCI encourages residents to maintain an emergency storm kit with a radio, flashlight, batteries and first-aid items. 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.