Make Sure You’re Ready Cause Tornado Season is Here
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While we are getting ready for warmer weather, we also need to be ready for start of tornado season. So far this year the number of tornados is down, but the season doesn’t really peak until April, May and June.
If you look at the last couple of years Mother Nature has caused massive amounts of damage in a matter of minutes. Last year, there were more than 900 tornadoes across the U.S. alone. In fact, two massive tornadoes struck the Oklahoma City area both occurred within 10 days of each other causing more than $2 billion in damages. In 2013, severe thunderstorms across the U.S. resulted in more than $10 billion in insured losses.
Tornadoes can occur rapidly and with little warning, so advanced preparation is very important. Maintaining an emergency storm kit with a radio, flashlight, batteries and first-aid items is the first step in preparation. Being financially prepared to weather the storm is next in line
PCI urges homeowners, renters and business owners to be vigilant, conduct an annual review of their insurance policies, and have a discussion of coverage options with their insurance agent or company.
PCI's Tornado Headquarters offers vital information for those affected by tornadoes, as well as preparedness tips for those living in tornado-prone areas.
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