The National Weather Service has selected this week to warn the public about the dangers of severe weather.
Severe Weather Preparedness Week provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the dangers of severe weather, as well as knowing how and when to take proper actions when severe weather hits.
Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens also wants to remind homeowners, renters and business owners of some essential tips to protect their property from weather-related hazards.
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While tornadoes can occur at any time of year if atmospheric conditions are right, March, April, and May are considered prime months for tornadoes to strike. Over the last few years, Georgia has experienced tornado activity as early as January.
"With tornado season just around the corner, I want all residents to identify a location to shelter if a tornado is detected in their area," Hudgens said. “Also, be familiar with steps to take to minimize property damage and financial hardship that can be caused by severe weather,” Hudgens said.
Hudgens offers the following tips and reminders:
If disaster strikes, contact your agent or insurance company immediately to start the recovery process.
If you have questions about auto or home insurance, you may call the Consumer Services Division at 404-656-2070 or toll-free at 1-800-656-2298.
Calls are taken from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also visit them online.
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