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Typically, tornado season reaches its peak between the months of March and June, but as we've already seen with February's devastating tornado activity, disaster can strike when you least expect it.

Each year, 1,200 tornadoes with wind speeds as high as 300 mph touch down in the U.S. While tornadoes aren't typically as catastrophic as other weather events, they occur much more frequently.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].