Although most tornadoes occur in spring in the area of the U.S.known as “Tornado Alley,” in reality tornadoes have beenknown to occur in every state and in every month. According to theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were41 confirmed tornadoes through the end of March 2015, with apreliminary count of 929 through July 22.

What steps can you advise your clients to take to protect theirhomes from tornadoes? “The precautions are similar to those youwould take to prepare your home for a hurricane,” says JoAnnStreem, vice president, global risk consulting manager, at ACEPrivate Risk Services.

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