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Spring Storms bring Storm Damage

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Spring Storms bring Storm Damage

We have had a rather wet and cold winter compared to prior winters in America. Now the winter is fading away and Spring is upon us. Bringing the potential for strong storms, Spring showers indeed create flowers in May but not before they have laid damage on your property from severe storms such as thunder storms and tornadoes.

A severe thunderstorm can create storm damage in ways that are not similar to the damage from a tornado. When your area is going to be hit with severe storms, understand that the straight-line winds are what can cause damage to your home and surrounding structures. Straight-line winds can snap a tree down from the middle of the truck, whereas tornado winds can uproot the tree.

Mitigation of storm damage from Spring storms starts with evaluation. Are there trees that need to be trimmed down? Does your property tend to hold water that stands on the ground surface more than a couple of days? Do you have loose lawn furniture that needs to be strapped to the ground?

Taking the time to analyze whether or not a Spring Storm would damage your property, helps you to file an appropriate claim with your insurance company if your buildings sustain storm damage. The spring gives you plenty of opportunity to be exposed to storms, so take some time and protect your valuables from the plethora of “what ifs”.

Tornado prong locations are normally flat in surface and the cone of a tornado seeks the flatness to fuel its path. You don’t see tornadoes as much on a mountain, for example. Thunderstorms, however, can strike anywhere and do not depend on the surface for fuel. They blow through and after about 10 minutes, they are gone. They leave behind snapped power poles, broken trees and lines and roof damage of every degree.

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