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Summer Storm Awareness | SERVPRO® of Anaheim Central/Garden Grove East

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Summer is around the corner and some are looking forward to going to the beach or pool, Others may be looking forward to vacations and long days with ample sunshine are the norm for us southern Californians. But beware, the occasional thunderstorm can pop up!

The conditions are ripe for summertime thunderstorms because the moist air meets the rising warm air.

In Anaheim, we can expect moderate heat and humidity in summer. But that doesn’t mean we can let our guard down in case those occasional thunderstorms emerges.

Be Observant

Summer storms should always be treated with the respect they deserve. Never underestimate the power of a thunderstorms should you receive an alert from the local meteorologist.

Pay attention to storm alerts and consider getting an NOAA Weather radio. If storms are predicted, consider postponing outdoor activities.

During thunderstorms, flooding is possible and not always predictable. If storms are likely, plan to stay home and off of the roads.

High winds can break tree limbs and throw objects that are not tied down. A good preventive measure is to trim weak and dead branches and bring outside furniture inside.

Caution during thunderstorms is always a best practice. Dozens of people die each year in storm-related events. Don’t take them for granted.

Take Storm Precautions

If you hear thunder, then stay indoors. You can’t have thunder without lightning! Lightning has been known to strike 10 miles from the closets storm.

Avoid showering or bathing during a storms, and you might consider unplugging expensive electronics should lightning be close.

Have an emergency kit made before you need it and know evacuation routes in case that becomes a necessity.

When we experience heavy storms in Anaheim, flash flooding is likely to occur. Avoid all flood water if possible, and do not drive through a water-covered road. You can’t tell if the road has washed away, and it doesn’t take much rushing water to sweep you off your feet or to even move your car.

There are any number of dangers that can come into play in a thunderstorm, and it’s always best to be cautious and put things on hold until storms safely pass. If storms cause damage to your home or business, SERVPRO is on the line, ready to make things right again.

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