Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?
SERVPRO Talks About Hurricane Damage in Lake Worth
With Hurricane Irma in our rearview mirror, it’s easy for many Florida residents to forget how scary and dangerous hurricane season can be. February is a great time to remind yourself and your family members of how vital storm preparation is for safeguarding your home and keeping your loved ones protected. While summer is often the season most associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, and all types of storms, it is essential to keep in mind that the spring season also brings with it the threat of intense storms. The reality is that Florida sustains more hits from hurricanes than any other state in the country. Living in the Sunshine State has many, many perks, but regular hurricanes near Lake Worth are certainly one of the negatives to residing here.
Understanding some basic facts about Florida storms is essential in being prepared both physically and mentally for an unexpected hurricane or tornado. Consider the following fast facts on Florida storms:
- Hurricane Irma made landfall at 115 knots in Cudjoe Key
- Anything above a Category 3 composes a to be a major hurricane
- When tornadoes take place in the spring season, they are more likely to strike at night
- A tornado can form inside of a hurricane
- In any given moment around 1,800 thunderstorms are happening around the globe
- Thunderstorm clouds can reach more than 20,000 feet high
- Moisture, unstable air, and lift create the basic thunderstorm
- Cumulonimbus clouds produce thunderstorms
- Lightning due to thunderstorms kills more people each year than tornadoes do
- A “derecho” refers to a severe storm encompassing a large area, including high winds, and lasts a long time
Being prepared in the event of an unexpected storm is imperative. SERVPRO of Lake Worth responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Lake Worth home or business back to pre-storm condition. Contact us at (561) 588-9777.
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