You don’t have to be hit by a tornado to experience damage. Taking a little time to prepare could save you thousands of dollars and hours of cleanup.
Know What Your Insurance Covers and How Much You Need
In an average year, 800 tornadoes are reported nationwide. Oftentimes, homes close to a tornado are damaged or destroyed by wind, rain and flying debris. Your insurance policy covers repair or rebuilding costs.
If you can’t live in your home while it is being repaired or rebuilt, Safeco may help pay for additional living expenses as provided in your policy. Review your policy for detailed coverage explanations.
Review your insurance policy once a year to make sure you have enough coverage to rebuild based on current construction costs. We recommend you work with an independent building contractor to get a precise estimate, and make sure you talk to your agent about your home’s unique features. Learn more about insurance to value.
How to Reduce Tornado Damage
You can’t make your home or business tornado-proof, but you can take steps that improve the odds of surviving the high winds. You may want to call on professionals for the more technical jobs.
What to Do If a Tornado is Headed Your Way
Tornado Damage? Call 800-332-3226
If you have experienced damage from a tornado, report it to Safeco as soon as possible. We’re here to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Get more information on what else you can do if you experience tornado damage.