Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A major severe weather outbreak continuesÂ across parts of the southern and eastern U.S.Â today,Â as insurersÂ rush to multiple states hit Sunday and Monday by a total of more than 90 tornadoes, some of which caused fatalities.
Here areÂ the NOAA Storm Prediction Center’s (SPC) storm reports for Sunday, April 27 and Monday, April 28:
A fact that often goes unreported is that tornadoes are among the largest causes of insured losses in any given year, accounting for 36 percent of all insured losses since 1983, according to the I.I.I.
Increasingly dense suburban development across the U.S. is putting more people and property in areas at riskÂ of tornadoes than ever before.
Eighty percent of U.S. natural disaster related insurance claims payouts in 2013 were attributable to tornadoes and severe thunderstormsâ€”$10.27 billion out of total estimate of $12.79 billion, according to remarks made in February 2014 by I.I.I. president Robert Hartwig, at the National Tornado SummitÂ in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.