TYPES OF DAMAGING WINDS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Storm damage from high winds can devastate a home. Warm weather brings with it strong, sometimes violent, thunderstorms. Heavy rain, hail and high winds from severe weather can damage a home or business. Strong winds can uproot trees, destroy homes and destroy a storage building or shed. It can even rip rooftops off of structures. Every year, financial losses from wind and storm related flooding soar into the tens of billions of dollars. Much of these losses are due to hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding but high winds alone can cause severe structural damage to homes and businesses. The following are 3 specific kinds of damaging winds that you should know about if you live in an area prone to extreme weather events:
- Straight line winds – wind that is moving in a linear pattern, instead of in a circular fashion (like tornado). Most thunderstorms feature straight line winds and these are often the biggest cause of damage to land and properties during storms. It can cover hundreds of miles, leaving a massive destruction.
- Damaging wind Gust Front Winds – When warm thunderstorm air meets air that has already been cooled by rain, it creates a form of damaging wind known as Gust Front. These winds can cause significant damage to properties.
- Derechos – actually a time of windstorm in which a large swath of land is hit by strong winds over a long period of time. They are made up of smaller wind events, like microbursts and downbursts, which are powerful alone and become even threatening when combines with Derecho.
To minimize or prevent wind damage pre – qualify a damage restoration company when the skies are clean and the winds are calm. SERVPRO of Ventura is available 24/7. A skilled equipped and certified team can arrive in about an hour to begin the cleanup.
For more information about storm damage restoration, call us at (805) 656 – 3911