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How Storm Damage is Common Thanks to the Climate

8/21/2016 (Permalink)

Stay Safe During a Tornado and Call SERVPRO to Remediate the Damage

SERVPRO Technicians Are Ready to Remediate Your Property After Tornadoes, Hurricanes or Rain Storms

Across the United States, different SERVPRO franchises see very different patterns in calls and jobs that they receive. This is particularly true of storm damage, which largely depends on the geographic position and local climate factors. Some locations experience almost no storm damage, while others may have so much of it that it takes up the majority of calls. Our local region is one of the most commonly hit for storm damage across the country, for a number of reasons, and can experience a variety of dangerous storm types and weather damages.
In close proximity to the Georgia border, Ooltewah storm damage commonly manifests in the form of tornadoes. Although the Midwest is often romanticized as the tornado capital of the world, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee also encounter very large and common tornadoes on a regular basis. Category F4 and even F5 tornadoes, the most dangerous types, can form here, a very rare site anywhere outside of the United States. We get many calls after tornadoes, and our technicians are very experienced in dealing with them.
As with most of the Southeast, we commonly have to deal with the threat of hurricanes. Hurricanes happen multiple times annually in and around the United States, although one carrying significant damage and an intense wind is fairly uncommon. Common sources of damage during hurricanes include flooding, peeled-off roof tiles, fallen trees and telephone poles, and mold in the aftermath.
Common Rain Storms
With relatively high annual rainfall, the Southeast commonly has to deal with the damage from ordinary rain and thunderstorms. These can happen year-round, and commonly cause light water damage, fire damage from lightning strikes, and perhaps flooding in particularly heavy rains. If your home floods during any storm, exercise extreme caution around any waters, as flowing water may cause harm to you or your vehicle and still water may contain dangerous microbes and hazardous materials.
SERVPRO of East Chattanooga is trained and equipped to deal with the fallout of storms large and small. If a disaster has struck your home following a storm, call our local franchise at (423) 326-1406 for 24/7 help.

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