Wisconsin Recognizes Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 22, 2014

Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel is urging Wisconsin residents to be prepared for the severe weather season during Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 21-25, 2014.

Wisconsin had 16 reported tornadoes in 2013 according to the statistics kept by the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office. The most active months were July and August with 13 tornadoes in those two months.

The National Weather Service in Wisconsin issues 29 severe thunderstorm watches per year on average.

During Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week Nickel encourages consumers work with their insurance agent to ensure that their level of protection will result in adequate financial protection from losses resulting from severe storms and that the coverage in place is suitable for the risks they face.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Insurance

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