Summer Weather Safety Precautions | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest
Summertime makes us think of hot and sunny days, but we may also need to consider gloomy days, too.
Along with the sun and heat, summer can also bring more thunderstorms than any other time of the year. In most parts of the country, there are atmospheric conditions during summer that create moisture and warm air, which helps create thunderstorms.
Most places in the United States sees a large increase of summer storms during the summer months, and in Reno, it’s no different. We see a major decrease of precipitation during these months.
Thunderstorms do happen often, but even though they’re common, they should never be taken for granted. You should always pay attention to storm alerts and make other arrangements if you have outdoor events planned.
You may want to invest in a NOAA Weather radio so that you can receive weather alerts even when the power is out.
Flooding is always possible, so if it’s heavily raining, you should plan to stay home and off the roads. Extreme storms can cause major issues like flooding and high winds, which can cause damage to your vehicles or home.
Dozens of people die every year because of storm-related accidents. This is why you can’t take Mother Nature for granted.
Staying indoors during thunderstorms is important, especially if lightning is present. Make sure you stay indoors until you haven’t heard thunder for at least a half hour.
While indoors, make sure you’re taking extra precautions and staying away from windows. You can also make the kids happy by letting them skip baths or showers for that evening, since both are not recommended during storms.
In case of severe weather, be sure you have an emergency kit prepared, and know the evacuation route for your area.
Flash flooding can occur, well, in a flash! It’s best to stay off the roads during a storm—and never drive through water. Even a few inches of water can carry a car away during a storm.
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.