The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that the tornado outbreak that hit the Wisconsin area on Sunday and produced at least 10 tornadoes tied the April record set in 1984 for the biggest tornado outbreak in the state.

 Although major metro areas like Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago were spared, at least 10 tornadoes, including a couple of strong twisters have already been documented in portions of mainly rural central and northern Wisconsin.

 The NWS says:

Wisconsin normally doesn’t have many tornadoes occurring on the same day considering it averages only 21 tornadoes per year. However, when a tornadic weather pattern does set up over Wisconsin the Badger state can have many tornadoes occurring on the same day.”

Bloomberg Businessweek has more on this story here.

Wisconsin was not the only state hit as tornadoes swept through both Iowa and Minnesota over the weekend.

An I.I.I. press release reminds us that given the threat that tornadoes pose to life and property, having the right insurance coverage is key.

Standard homeowners and business insurance policies cover wind damage, including that caused by tornadoes, to the structure of the building and its contents. However, it’s important to make sure that your coverage limits reflect the cost of rebuilding the structure and fully replacing your personal belongings.

Check out I.I.I. facts and stats on tornadoes.