#ThisIsNIBS: Dr. Keith Porter, Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder and Principal, SPA Risk LLC
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:
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