Restoration Local Offers Tips on Tornado Safety as Severe Weather Season Arrives

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As severe weather season begins, so does the possibility of tornado activity. A water restoration provider offers recommendations for securing your home against the elements.

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Tornadoes may pack winds of up to 250 mph or more, with damage paths a mile wide and 50 miles long.

Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on tornado awareness and safety. April signals the start of severe weather season for much of the country, and tornadoes are a common event with many of these storm systems.

Tornadoes are usually spin offs from powerful storms, and may be preceded by heavy rain, strong winds, and damaging hail. In many cases, the larger the hail, the greater the threat of a tornado occurring.

Tornadoes may pack winds of up to 250 mph or more, with damage paths a mile wide and 50 miles long. They may also move at speeds from 30 to 70 mph and occur at any time of day or night if conditions are favorable to their formation.

Tornado strength is measured on the Fujita Scale and broken down as follows.
Enhanced Fujita Scale
EF No.    3-Second Gust (mph)
0            65-85
1            86-110
2            111-135
3            136-165
4            166-200
5            Over 200

Property owners should make sure that they have adequate insurance coverage for severe weather events, and notifying agents of any modifications or additions to the home. Replacement cost coverage should also be purchased, as this provides the option for the rebuilding or replacement of damaged property at current market value rather than depreciated costs. Any storm damage should be reported as soon as possible.

Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of flood damage and severe weather repair in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.

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