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Wind Damage Prevention

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Wind Damage Prevention

We have all heard of a blustery fall day- but that beautiful fall afternoon can bring wind that is potentially damaging and dangerous. High winds can blow objects (including you!) around, and these objects pose a serious threat to you and your property. There are steps you can take to prevent damage and SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County is here to help!

Before there is a weather event, you should:

  • Clean up your yard
  • Assess your trees and address dangerous trees and branches
  • Have your roof inspected and repaired- high winds can lead to roof damage and water damage
  • Check and reinforce weather stripping around windows, doors, garage doors
  • Update your emergency supply kit
  • Secure important documents in a weatherproof box  and create backups in the cloud to protect against water damage

If there is a weather event, you will need to know the difference between a High Wind Watch, High Wind Warning,  and a High Wind Advisory.

A High Wind Watch means that it’s possible for damaging or life-threatening winds to occur.

A High Wind Warning is issued when damaging or life-threatening winds are occurring or will occur soon.

A High Wind Advisory is issued when winds are strong enough to cause difficulty for those outside, but likely won’t cause widespread damage.

Once you understand the conditions, you can:

  • Monitor the weather using radio, tv, and apps
  • Use technology to your advantage
  • Secure large and small items
  • Secure doors and windows
  • Find shelter in secure buildings
  • Don't drive and stay put in a safe place until the event has passed.
  • IF you must drive:
    • Slow down!
    • Pay attention.
    • Do not drive near trucks, buses, and trailers.
    • Watch for debris and fallen power lines and branches.

Once the storm or wind event has passed, call SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County at (704) 840-6112 if you need us to come and clean up the mess.  We will make it "Like it never even happened."

For more weather safety information, head to Weather.gov.

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