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Tennessee is 3rd in Tornado Claims; Kentucky is 10th

State Farm® Wants Your Family to Be Prepared for Severe Weather

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Tornado and high winds are some of the most destructive forces of nature. While tornadoes are frequent in the Great Plains, South, and Midwest, there is no state in the country that isn’t at risk.

As the nation’s largest property insurer, State Farm wants to make sure you and your family are prepared for the destructive and potentially deadly force of a tornado.

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Tornado

Insurance helps policyholders to recover from the unexpected and there may be nothing more unexpected than a tornado.

They dramatically disrupt communities by destroying schools, homes, and businesses.

In 2014, State Farm paid more than $870 million for claims as a result of tornado and high wind claims.

The top 10 states with the most tornado/wind State Farm claims were:

  1. Illinois 10,884 claims
  2. Georgia 10,148 claims
  3. Texas 7,999 claims
  4. Ohio 6,849 claims
  5. Tennessee 6,395 claims
  6. Indiana 5,945 claims
  7. Michigan 4,762 claims
  8. Alabama 4,612 claims
  9. Missouri 3,914 claims
  10. Kentucky 3,583 claims

While that is a decrease from the nearly $1.3 billion the insurer paid for tornado and wind claims in 2013, severe weather can happen at any time, anywhere and with little warning. Knowing what to do to prepare your family and property for severe weather can be the difference between life and death.

Preparing Your Home a Tornado

Preparing Your Family for a Tornado

During a Tornado (Inside a Shelter)

During a Tornado (Outside with No Shelter)

Recovering from a Tornado

The period following a natural disaster can be disorienting and dangerous. Below are a few tips that may help relieve some of the uncertainty and help you stay safe, secure your property, and begin the claims process in the aftermath of a major event.

About State Farm

State Farm and its’ affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 18,000 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve over 82 million policies and accounts – nearly 80 million auto, home, life, health and commercial policies, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 41 on the 2014 Fortune 500 list of largest companies.

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