Tornados: Don’t be Left Twisting in the Wind


Springtime is tornado season in the United States. Many people have been lulled into false sense of security by the relatively slow start this year. But once again Mother Nature flexed her muscles sending destructive storms roaring through much of the Midwest. As the cleanup of twisted metal and splintered wood continues, it’s a reminder […]

Tornado and Storm Safety

Last night’s tragic tornadoes in Texas serve as a reminder that deadly storms can form and escalate with little warning. The best time to prepare for a Tornado or severe storm is before it hits.  So prepare today. Here are some helpful hints for how to prepare: Build an emergency kit. Tips for building the kit can […]

Joplin, MO Tornado Information

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Last evening, a massive tornado struck Joplin, MO – leaving at least 89 dead and many residents homeless.  Between 25-30% of the city suffered significant damage, including a local hospital and school. Officials are urging residents to stay at home if possible, and extensive search and rescue efforts are underway. Joplin officials ask that any […]

Alabama Tornado Response


On Wednesday evening, a series of storms swept throughout the southern states, hitting Alabama especially hard. Authorities estimate that as many as 231 people have been killed in 6 states, making this one of the most devastating tornado outbreaks in the country’s history. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who are affected by this […]

Tornado Safety and Planning

As weather forecasters are predicting an active few weeks for tornado activity, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) encourages homeowners and renters  to take appropriate steps to be prepared, which includes a review of their insurance policies and discussion of coverage options with their insurance agent or company. “With wind speeds that can […]