Prepare for the Next Thunderstorm
Knowledge is extremely powerful to have when disaster strikes. Having a plan in place can keep you and your family safe from harm.
Here our some tips from the American Red Cross concerning Thunderstorms:
Severe thunderstorms produce hail with a diameter of at least 1 inch or wind gusts of at least 58 mph. Lightning produced by thunderstorms kill more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Widespread power outages caused by high winds which damage homes, blow down trees and utility poles. Flash flooding can be caused by heavy rains during thunderstorms.
What’s the Difference? Storm Watch vs. Storm Warning
A severe storm watch is when there is a possibility for severe thunderstorms in and near the watch area. It is advised to remain informed and ready to act in the event of a severe thunderstorm warning is issued.
A severe thunderstorm warning is when there has been reports of severe weather by spotters or radar. Warnings indicate an imminent danger to life and property.
People are seriously injured or killed by severe thunderstorms every year despite advance warning. While some may not be informed on such warnings, there are those who hear the warning but do not heed to it; therefore, it is vital to stay engaged and have a plan in place in the event of a severe thunderstorm and if evacuation is necessary. The information in this section, combined with timely watches and warnings about severe weather, may help save lives.
For more information about storms please visit the National Weather Service.
If you need us in the event there is property damage, feel free to reach out to us at SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island. We are always available- 24 hours a days, 7 days a week here to help make it "Like it never even happened."