Stay Safe When Severe Winds Strike Lebanon | SERVPRO of Lebanon County
During the warm and muggy season, a gust of wind can be a sweet, unexpected escape from the scorching sun. Even though we cannot see it, wind is always present, and we can depend on it, even if it is not exactly what we had hoped for.
When it’s at its worst, though, wind can create a path of destruction that is impossible to avoid. You might think these conditions wouldn’t affect you on a clear day, but wind has the power to wreak havoc on your property during any kind of weather!
Take necessary precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of your home when strong winds blow.
The Different Kinds of Wind
About half of the most hazardous wind incidents are caused by severe thunderstorms, making them an inescapable risk. Winds that come with thunderstorms can lead to winds that are just as destructive as tornadoes.
Wind speeds of up to 60 miles per hour can be produced by thunderstorms, which can lead to flying debris and inescapable damage to homes and businesses.
One form of thunderstorm wind, known as straight-line wind, can reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour and can cause harm even in areas where it doesn’t rain, unlike tornadoes, which are associated with rotation.
Tornadoes are renowned for their capacity to cause destruction, which is attributed to the diverse types of winds they produce. Lebanon is at high risk for tornadoes, and it’s around this time of year that they most often blow our way. Even when we aren’t visited by tornadoes, the extreme winds from severe storms are enough to leave a mark on local homes and businesses.
Wind Damage and Prevention
The destruction that deadly winds create can quickly lead to downed trees, flying debris and downed power lines. Winds above 80 miles per hour are capable of picking up anchored mobile homes or even ripping off your roof!
One of the most effective ways to stay safe during high winds is to know the different weather alerts and prepare your property accordingly by securing loose outdoor objects and debris that can become dangerous projectiles.
To prevent wind damage, it’s important to keep your trees trimmed and remove any loose branches or debris from your yard. Additionally, invest in storm shutters or other protective measures to safeguard your home during high wind events.
Once the winds have subsided, search your entire property to make sure there’s no damage. Climb up to your roof to fix any missing or damaged shingles before water finds its way into your home. Give our team at SERVPRO a call when you’re left with damage, and we’ll swiftly restore the aftermath of a severe Lebanon storm.
Has your home been damaged by wind? Call us and get things cleaned up fast.