Tennessee a Top State for Wind / Tornado Damage

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Image from NewsChannel 5 Twitter of a large sign at the Arby's on Chaffin Place, which was blown down in a 2015 storm.

State Farm says Tennessee is one of the most active states for wind and tornado damage.


New claims data shows State Farm paid 4,592 wind and tornado claims on structures around the state in 2015, putting the state in fifth place nationally. Texas led the nation in 2015 with more than 11,000 paid State Farm wind and tornado claims. See the top ten below.

2015 State Farm paid wind and tornado claims:

1. Texas 11,183
2. Georgia 11,018
3. Illinois 8,636
4. Ohio 5,637
5. Tennessee 4,592
6. California 4,532
7. Florida 4,431
8. Indiana 4,077
9. Alabama 3,499
10. South Carolina 3,398
11. Louisiana 3,385

In addition to stocking up on emergency supplies and developing a plan, State Farm also reminds Tennessee homeowners to take a home inventory and make sure your insurance policy is up to date. "There is a real risk of not having enough coverage to replace items you've accumulated throughout the years when a review of your policy has not taken place in a while," says State Farm spokesman Kip Diggs.


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