Be Ready for the Wind
Spring weather in the Midwest can bring thunderstorms and high winds into our area quickly. It is important to be aware of the dangers that are associated with them. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offer some information about wind warnings, watches, and advisories:
High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheel.
High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you are not caught outside.
Wind Advisory: Take Action! Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects outdoors should be secured, and caution should be taken if driving.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have 58 miles per hour wind gusts and/or hail one inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.
Preparing for High Winds
- Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures
- Remove loose objects outdoors, on patios, roofs, or balconies that could blow away
- Shutter windows securely and brace outside doors
- Bring in unsecured objects from outside and secure things that could blow away and cause damage or injury
When your home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO of Ravenswood has a team of highly trained storm damage specialists available 24-hours a day to help. Call us today at 773-878-5200.