I. Before a Tornado: That’s right now!
a. Build an emergency kit and develop a family communication plan. Familiarize yourself with tornado terms. A tornado watch means that tornados are possible but have not been spotted in your area. This is your opportunity to tie your shoes and make sure you have gathered your family together. A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by the weather radio. Take shelter immediately. Do not go outside for a peak at the storm. Your local sirens should be sounding at this point.
a. Go to your safest room and have a flashlight handy. Your safe room should be the lowest level of the building, in the center of an interior room, away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Make sure you are wearing sturdy shoes and have your ID handy.
b. Listen to your weather radio for more information. They will let you know when to leave your safe room.
III. After a Tornado: That’s what we pray doesn’t happen!
a. Check for injuries. Keep your shoes on. Do not enter damaged structures. Cooperated fully with public safety officials.
b. If you have damage, call your insurance agency as soon as reasonably possible. They will be able to guide you through the claims process.
Here at the Allison Insurance Group, we understand the threat that tornadoes pose to you as family members and business owners. We know that if you sustain damage, you don’t want to hassle with endless automated systems. We’re here to assist you personally. Are you certain that if a tornado destroyed your house that you have enough coverage to rebuild it? If not, give our personal lines a call and we will be happy to walk you through your policy coverages.