Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Are you prepared for an active tornado season in Middle Tennessee?

Springtime 2012 in Middle Tennessee could be an active one for storms that could cause tornadoes.  According to the National Weather Service, a predicted warmer, wetter Spring here can be an indicator.
“We have found when we have a La Nina during the Spring, we have a higher incidence of tornadoes through the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys,” said meteorologist Bobby Boyd of the National Weather Service.
The so-called “La Nina” weather condition occurs when water is cooler than normal in the tropical Pacific Ocean.  The same La Nina was in place last year, when Tennessee had a record number of tornadoes.
With a higher chance for severe weather here in Franklin and Middle Tennessee, it makes sense for you to review your emergency plans, and be prepared.  Click here to check out the excellent Red Cross Tornado Safety Checklist.
It’s also a great idea to take written and/or video inventory of all the personal belongings in your home, in case you would ever need it for an insurance claim.  Please see my April 23, 2010 post at which contains many good tips for accounting for your stuff in the event of a disaster.

David Yates Insurance Agency
1881 General George Patton Dr., Suite 103
Franklin TN 37067  
Phone:  615-778-1816

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