Historically, above average winters have demonstrated themselves to be precursors to a very active severe weather pattern in the spring months of March, April, and May
(PRWEB) March 22, 2012
RestorationLocal.com, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration service in the country, is advising property owners to be aware and prepared for severe spring time weather, especially in the wake of what has proven to be a very mild winter.
Historically, above average winters have demonstrated themselves to be precursors to a very active severe weather pattern in the spring months of March, April and May. Conditions have a way of changing rapidly, and some areas may experience extremely localized thunderstorm conditions, complete with flooding, lightning, and hail.
RestorationLocal.com advises people to be aware of their environment and weather conditions, and be prepared to take cover when a severe storm blows up unexpectedly. They also offer the following suggestions for handling severe weather in your area.
Stay tuned to local news channels on your radio or TV. Technology allows meteorologists to focus in on specific areas, some no more than a mile or so wide, to let their audience know what is happening in a given region, area or even a specific street or neighborhood.
Remember that storms can generate flash floods in just a matter of minutes. Be especially aware of flood threats if the rain has been falling heavily for a period of more than a few hours.
Flash floods generally give little or no advance warning, so be prepared to move to higher ground immediately.
According to the National Weather Service, lightning kills or injures about 400 people every year. If you can hear thunder, you’re at risk for being hit by lightning. Take shelter. If you are caught outside, avoid solitary trees or telephone poles, as well as wide open areas. Find the lowest lying spot you can and take cover there.
Be mindful of downed power lines. Do not touch them and be sure to report them to local authorities or utility companies.
Have a safe room designated in your home and be prepared to take shelter there. This should be a room preferably with no windows to the outside.
Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the leading providers of water restoration in the country, with service providers in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all of their work is guaranteed.