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Ready for Spring: Thunderstorm Preparation

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

Lightning The American Red Cross verifies that the lightning produced by thunderstorms is more deadly than tornadoes and hurricanes.

No two thunderstorms are alike but, in terms of their severity, all thunderstorms pose significant safety risks to residential and commercial properties. Oftentimes, lightning, downpours, hail, and high winds produced by thunderstorms result in flash flooding, as well as downed trees and powerlines. Statistically speaking, the American Red Cross verifies that the lightning produced by thunderstorms is more deadly than tornadoes and hurricanes. Due to these safety concerns, it is crucial that your home is prepared for anything. Keep reading to learn more about the actions that you can take to protect your home from destructive storm damage.

3 Thunderstorm Safety Tips

There are separate lists published by the American Red Cross of safety tips for before, during, and after thunderstorms. However, we would like to highlight a few of these tips that pertain specifically to preventing storm damage to residential properties. First, it is helpful to compile a list of outdoor items that should be brought indoors in the event of a thunderstorm. Large objects in your yard can be picked up off of the ground and jostled around by strong winds, threatening damage to your property if it comes into unwanted contact with your home. Additionally, doors and windows should be securely shut in the event of a thunderstorm in order to avoid the entrance of excess water and debris into your home. One way to protect windows is to install storm shutters. Finally, because thunderstorms frequently result in downed trees, be sure to trim trees and shrubbery back to the best of your ability before thunderstorms. This is beneficial in decreasing the possibility of branches falling and making unwanted contact with your property.

Call SERVPRO for Expert Storm Damage Restoration

Taking the storm safety precautions outlined above can help decrease the chances of your home sustaining damage after a thunderstorm but, ultimately, we can’t control the weather. All the while, unlike the weather, you can always trust and rely on SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team - Team Wall for help in any emergency. It doesn’t matter where it takes place or how extensive the damage is- you can depend on SERVPRO’s expertise and 24-Hour Emergency services to make it “Like it never even happened.” For more information about our offerings, like our Commercial Storm Damage Restoration and the SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, check out the rest of our website.

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