Although most tornadoes occur in spring in the area of the U.S. known as “Tornado Alley,” in reality tornadoes have been known to occur in every state and in every month. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were 41 confirmed tornadoes through the end of March 2015, with a preliminary count of 929 through July 22.

What steps can you advise your clients to take to protect their homes from tornadoes? “The precautions are similar to those you would take to prepare your home for a hurricane,” says JoAnn Streem, vice president, global risk consulting manager, at ACE Private Risk Services.


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