Tornadoes Continue Through July
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The National Weather Service has issued preliminary reports indicating that there have already been 30 tornadoes this July, four of which were deadly. Not only have the storms been frequent, they have also been widespread. Multiple tornadoes touched down in the Midwest early in the month, and now residents in Smithfield, New York are picking up the pieces after a deadly tornado tore through the small community.
Whenever catastrophic damage occurs, the insurance industry is out front and quick to respond. Right now, insurers are in the field helping residents impacted by these recent storms put their lives back together. Most tornado, windstorm, hail and similar severe weather-related losses are covered by homeowners, renters, commercial, or automobile insurance policies.
As the nation moves through the peak of tornado season, PCI reminds everyone that this time of year it is particularly important to focus on preparedness. 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 aftermath of a storm is a close second. Review your insurance coverage so that 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 affected 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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