Resilience 2021: Tornado Season is on the Horizon. Are You Prepared?
Mar 23, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports there were more than 1,200 tornadoes in 2020, leading to the highest tornado death rate in almost a decade. A deadly tornado outbreak affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, causing 32 fatalities. This was part of a larger severe convective storm (SCS) that affected the Plains, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic states, and it led to at least $3 billion in insured losses. Data shows that on August 10, the derecho that slammed the Midwest was the costliest SCS in U.S. history, causing $11 billion in damage, according to the National Weather Service. Since tornadoes and wind-heavy storms can happen anywhere at any time, it is important to learn how to mitigate the damage caused by these disasters.
In this webinar, we will discuss:
- General tips & information on how to stay prepared in the event of a tornado/wind storm
- Wind mitigation for homes
- Wind insurance
Moderator & Panelists
Sara Yerkes Moderator
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, International Code Council (ICC)
Dr. Anne Cope, PhD, P.E. Panelist
Chief Engineer, Insurance Institute for Building and Home Safety (IBHS)