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Tornado Impacts East Coast; PCI Reminds Homeowners, Business Owners and Renters to Stay Alert

The National Weather Service has issued preliminary reports indicating there have already been 61 tornadoes this July, six of which were deadly. These severe weather storms have impacted the east coast, Midwest and southeast in the past few weeks. While we are moving out of the active tornado season, that doesn’t mean we should let our guard down.

The National Weather service confirmed a tornado did touch down in Revere, Massachusetts causing extensive damage to homes and businesses. While the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reports no one was seriously injured, they encouraged those impacted by the storm to take photos of the damage to help with insurance claims process.

Insurers are in the field helping residents impacted by this recent round of severe storms put their lives back together. It’s important to note, that most tornado, windstorm, hail and similar severe weather-related losses are covered by homeowners, renters, commercial or automobile insurance policies.

PCI reminds everyone that this time of year it is particularly important to focus on preparedness and listen to emergency officials. It’s a good idea to review your insurance coverage so you understand what’s covered and the steps you need to take in the wake of a disaster.

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 as we continue to provide tips on what to do before and after a tornado


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PCI Resources

Tornadoes Strike with Little Warning; Be Sure You’re Covered Infographic

PCI Tornado Tips

Contractor Fraud Tips

PCI Member Company Toll-Free Policyholder Claim Phone Numbers


Other Resources

Weather Ready Nation: Tornadoes

Red Cross – Preparing for Tornadoes

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety