In the U.S., spring to fall brings the trifecta of catastrophe risks: flood, tornadoes and hurricanes. March to June marks the period when most tornadoes strike; however, these storms can happen every month during the year. Similarly, floods also can happen at any time but most frequently occur between spring and fall.
No area of the U.S. is risk-free from any of these weather events. Although the East Coast bears the most hurricane exposure, the Midwest and South see the most tornadoes. Consider Tornado Alley, which includes Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. With that in mind, commercial and industrial facilities around the country must be prepared for a natural disaster at all times.
To inform commercial and industrial buildings about weather-related exposures, FM Global created a “last-minute” flood and windstorm checklist to help these facilities mitigate damage:
Natural disasters and storms happen - be prepared and have a plan in place! For questions pertaining to your commercial coverage, talk to your local IMT Agent today!
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