April 21 – 25 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. We would like to take this opportunity to go over some important safety-related information so that you will be prepared when severe weather strikes.
Did You Know?
In case you were not aware…
- Tornadoes are more common in the U.S. than in any other country. Here in the U.S. we average more than 1,200 tornadoes per year.
- Tornadoes can happen any month of the year, but are most common from March through August.
- Over 80 deaths and 1,500 tornado-related injuries are recorded each year. Over 39% of the deaths/injuries occur in mobile homes.
What Can You Do?
When a tornado watch or warning is issued, you and your loved ones should immediately seek shelter indoors. The best locations would be in a basement, interior room or a hallway. Try to avoid windows, if possible. Lie flat on the floor underneath large, solid pieces of furniture.
Are You Covered?
Tornado and other windstorm-related damage are typically covered in your homeowner’s insurance policy. If you have questions regarding your coverage, please do not hesitate to contact your insurance agent.