Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 27, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the United States, is warning east coast residents of the dangers posed by hurricanes making landfall as
Hurricane Sandy prepares to sideswipe the East Coast early next week.
Sandy is shaping up to be what has been dubbed by government officials as a “Frankenstorm”, a perfect hybrid of weather conditions including a number of converging cold fronts. The storm is expected to affect New Jersey early this week, and forecasters remain in the dark as to exactly what she will do next.
As of Friday morning, Sandy was a Category 2 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Forecasters are projecting Sandy to track northward up the eastern seaboard and potentially merge with a developing nor-easter, creating a very powerful hybrid storm that may very well have devastating impact along the mid-Atlantic and New England coastlines. The forecast for the storm is highly complex, and since it has almost no historical comparison, there is little forecasters can do but speculate on what will happen next.
Residents in the projected path of this storm are encouraged to prepare for hurricane conditions from now through Halloween. Hurricanes bring with them torrential rains and damaging winds, and coastal areas may experience considerable storm surge, which may flood roads and neighborhoods for areas along the coastline.
All exterior items should be brought inside or anchored down, as they may become airborne missiles in high wind conditions. Propane tanks should be tied down to prevent them from being overturned and pulling loose from their connections. Storm shutters should be installed to protect windows, and if that is not possible in the short term, then plywood should be put up to protect the windows and prevent them from breaking and allowing rain and debris to enter the home.
Residents should also pay close attention to news reports on the storm’s progress, and be prepared to evacuate in advance of its arrival.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration service in the country, with contractors in 30 states and more being added every month. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.