RestorationLocal.com Predicts an Active 2011-2012 Winter, Advises Proper Preparation Against Water Damage

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Water damage provider predicts a busy winter season with severe weather possible across much of the country.

Sever Winter Weather Expected in 2012

Water damage from any source can cause serious problems, and if left untreated, will pave the way for long term issues that can cause additional damage and increase the cost of repairs.

With Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 being the official start of the winter season, RestorationLocal.com is predicting an active and sometimes severe one for several areas of the country, and offering damage restoration services for those with problems created by snow, ice, and rain. Property owners are encouraged to adequately prepare their homes and businesses against water damage problems that may be caused by snow, ice or freezing rain.

The Midwest is likely to bear the brunt of the storms, with this year’s La Nina effect driving storms across the region, including the Great Lakes area. Whereas New York was the major recipient of severe winter weather last year, this winter’s big city target is most likely to be Chicago, which endured a monster blizzard in 2011 and could face an even greater threat in 2012.

Severe blasts of Arctic air are expected to cross the northern Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes from December through the end of January or early February. Most meteorologists are expecting some “heavy hitter” snow events during the same time period.

Ice is predicted to be a major problem in the lower Mississippi Valley, affecting large areas of both Mississippi and Alabama. This follows on the heels of severe tornado damage that ravaged the same region last spring. Ice may also be the predominant problem across the Carolinas and Georgia.

About the only area which may emerge relatively unscathed is the southwestern portion of the country, with Texas not expected to be able to pull out of its severe drought condition due to less than expected average precipitation.

The Western portion of the US may experience the widest swings in weather conditions during the coming winter season, with above normal warmth across much of the area during December and January, giving way to cold fronts affecting much of the state of California. The “Pineapple Express”, a phenomena which pulls in a strong persistent flow of tropical moisture from the Hawaiian Islands to the West Coast, could develop for a time this winter, bringing with it excessive rainfall as well as severe snow events.

Any case of above average rainfall, excess snow, or melting ice, may result in flooding of homes or businesses, leaving behind considerable water damage. RestorationLocal.com is one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the US, with providers in all 50 states, 24/7 availability, and same day emergency service.

Water damage from any source can cause serious problems, and if left untreated, will pave the way for long term issues that can cause additional damage and increase the cost of repairs. Homeowners are advised to act quickly to secure professional assistance in the event of any damage related to winter weather.

RestorationLocal.com is certified by the Clean Trust (IICRC) and Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.

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