An insurance agent in central Illinois says he’s noticing an increase in the number of inquiries about renters’ insurance following the deadly November tornadoes.
The (Peoria) Journal-Star reports one of the newly insured is Jesse Hunter.
Washington man and his family had discussed getting a renter’s policy before a Nov. 17 twister destroyed their duplex, but never got around to purchasing the coverage. He says they didn’t know they’d be unprotected.
Now, they’re insured – even if the policy won’t cover the damage from the storm.
Patrick Sams is a financial representative for Country Financial. He says the two dozen tornadoes that hit Illinois have been a reminder to people to get the policies, which also covers theft, fires, floods and personal liability.