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Here Comes the Wind! Severe Storm Season Is Here | SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties

6/14/2023 (Permalink)

Dense forest area with trees bending due to intense wind and rain If you've suffered from storm-related damage to your home or business, make SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties your first call.

On a scorching day, a mild breeze can provide a revitalizing retreat from the oppressive heat. Though the wind is invisible, it is an ever-present force that we can depend on, even when it is not ideal.

However, when the wind intensifies and transforms into a powerful gust, it can cause widespread destruction, leaving homes with terrible damage. While strong winds are typically associated with severe storms, they can arise unexpectedly on clear days.

Familiarize yourself with the potential consequences of high winds and how they can jeopardize your property, and take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of your family and your home.

The Different Kinds of Wind

About half of all deadly wind events happen alongside severe thunderstorms, making them a hazard that is hard to avoid. Winds brought on by thunderstorms are known to cause much more destruction than tornadoes.

Debris can be dispersed across your yard, and structures can be severely damaged by thunderstorms’ winds, which can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

Straight-line winds, a form of thunderstorm wind, can be dangerously destructive, with speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. These winds are not related to rotation, unlike tornadoes, and can cause harm even in places where there is no precipitation.

The combination of various types of winds produced by tornadoes is responsible for their destructive power. East Lansing is vulnerable to tornadoes, which can cause considerable damage on occasion. Aside from tornadoes, strong winds caused by thunderstorms are another risk that residents and businesses in our area should be prepared for.

Wind Damage and Prevention

Severe winds can be incredibly destructive, with downed trees, scattered debris and damaged power lines being some of the most common types of wind damage. Even an anchored mobile home is not immune to these effects when winds exceed 80 miles per hour.

Familiarizing yourself with the various types of weather alerts related to high winds and taking preventive measures to secure outdoor objects can go a long way in reducing the impact of wind damage.

Make sure your trees are well-maintained, and remove any dead or weak branches overhanging your home. Don’t forget to secure any loose objects in your yard that could become flying projectiles.

After the winds have died down, make sure to inspect your home for any signs of damage. Be sure to check your roof for problems such as misplaced shingles, and repair any damage before water leaks inside. Turn to our expert SERVPRO team, and we’ll get your home back to its pre-storm state before you know it.

Has your home been damaged by wind? Call us and get things cleaned up fast.

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