As a leading commercial and residential public adjuster, Brandon Lewis and his team at Strategic Claim Consultants present decades of experience with loss resulting from tornadoes, wind or water damage, and other natural disasters in the area. Are you wondering how you can prepare for the tornado season this year? Worse yet, have you suffered loss from a recent disastrous storm? Read on to understand how to prepare for tornadoes and if already affected, work to recover your business, your home, your livelihood.

Double-Check Your Insurance Policy 

It’s a good idea to review your insurance policies every year – before tornado season (March through May, typically) – and make sure that you have the coverage you’ll need to adequately overcome your expenses and costs in the event that a tornado has damaged your home or business. A commercial or residential public claims adjuster licensed in your state can help with this process. 

Be On The Lookout For Severe Thunderstorms 

Massive, heavy thunderstorms known as “supercells” are the cause of most severe tornadoes, due to powerful rotating winds within the storm clouds. To stay safe, make sure you keep an eye on the weather throughout the tornado season and are aware of any significant storm cells that could cause tornadoes. Keep your vehicles fueled and be ready to evacuate if there is a tornado watch in your area. Once the tornado warning has been issued it’s best to seek shelter instead of evacuating.

Know The Difference Between Tornado Watches And Warnings

A “Tornado Watch” means that the weather conditions are favorable for tornado development, but there is not a tornado on the ground, so there is no imminent threat. Still, you should stay tuned to NOAA radio, the TV or your weather app to make sure you know if a tornado is forming. 

A “Tornado Warning” on the other hand, means that a tornado has been detected and touched down in your near vicinity. If you are in an area where a tornado warning is issued, you need to seek shelter RIGHT AWAY. It’s important to understand the best way to shelter in place.

Seek Shelter If You’re In The Path Of A Tornado 

If a tornado is coming toward your home, it’s usually not a good idea to try to leave. Instead, get as low as you can – such as the first floor or basement. Stay away from windows, and go to a small, enclosed room like a closet, bathroom or interior hall for protection. However, if you are in a mobile home, you must leave the area immediately and go to a nearby secure building with a solid foundation where you can take shelter. Stay tuned to weather services for information about evacuation areas and nearby accommodations.

How to Recover Loss from the Tornado That Has Damaged Your Home Or Business

If your home or business falls victim to a tornado or wind damage from a storm, it can be hard to work with the insurance company and get the compensation you deserve – as they often miss hidden areas that may affect your home or business. That’s where a team of residential and commercial public adjusters helps tremendously to protect you as the policyholder. 

As public adjusters, we work directly with policyholders like you to make sure you have an air-tight claim for your insurance company, and that you maximize the compensation you get after a tornado damages your property. Contact us now for more information if your home or business has suffered tornado damage or any other storm related issues.

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