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Understanding Storm Threats and Storm Damage In Georgia

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Georgia’s greatest threats from severe thunderstorms are damaging straight-line winds and large hail. Straight-line winds can reach speeds in excess of 58 mph and produce damage similar to a tornado. This is according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. These winds occur about 75 days per year in Georgia and are most common in the spring and summer months.

All thunderstorms are dangerous because they can produce strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding. The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes


What You Can Do Before a Thunderstorm

Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.

A severe thunderstorm warning means a severe thunderstorm is occurring or will likely occur soon. If you are advised to take shelter, do so immediately.

You should be familiar with the terms that are used to identify a thunderstorm hazard, including understanding the difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and a severe thunderstorm warning.

A severe thunderstorm watch means there is the potential for severe thunderstorms to impact your area within the next 6 hours.

Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a thunderstorm.

Know your lightning safety rules. For example, if you hear thunder or see lightning, go indoors. Stay indoors for at least 30 minutes after hearing the last of the thunder.

If thunderstorms are expected in your area, postpone outdoor activities.

If You Have Storm Damage, Call the Professional Team

When storms hit Waycross, Hinesville, or Douglas we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster.

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Our Team Means Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas (912) 285-0724

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