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Severe weather awareness week in Georgia

February 19, 2007

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia, and students will be practicing their emergency drill Wednesday.

 March, April, and May are considered prime months for tornadoes to strike in South Georgia.

Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine urges Georgians to use this week to prepare for weather related hazards like tornadoes, floods, even hurricanes. Oxendine said "we've already had a couple this year. You need to be prepared when it starts getting the hot and cold weather this spring, is when they really pop up."

Standard homeowner's insurance will not cover damage from flooding. You must buy a separate flood policy through the National Flood Insurance Program.

Oxendine says you can minimize the financial hardship caused by storms, by making sure your insurance policy information is up to date.

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