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The Wonders and Dangers of Wind | SERVPRO® of North Oklahoma City

6/5/2023 (Permalink)

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An unexpected gust of wind can offer a nice break from a hot and humid day. However, it can also be a threat that can catch you off guard. The unpredictable nature of wind can turn it into either a lifesaver or a danger.

Wind can be a concern at any time of year, but it is most dangerous in the spring and summer. It doesn’t have to be a cloudy day for it to blow in; it might strike even on a beautiful day!

Always be wary of the potential destruction that severe winds can cause, and learn how you can protect your home from its aftermath.

The Different Kinds of Wind

According to NOAA, around half of deadly wind conditions occur during thunderstorms, almost as commonly as tornadoes. The frequency of this threat makes it equally necessary to prepare ahead.

Thunderstorms can generate winds of up to 60 miles per hour, which can pick up and throw heavy debris around.

One type of wind that you may see during thunderstorms is straight-line wind. These winds can blow at a speed of up to 100 miles per hour and can cause chaos in any region, even areas that don’t get any rain.

Tornadoes are frequently the first thought that comes to mind when we consider strong winds. They can generate different types of dangerous winds, such as straight-line winds, downdrafts, and micro- and macro-bursts.

Oklahoma is known as one of the tornado-prone states, with the most tornadoes occurring in May. Tornadoes cause violent winds to blow through Oklahoma City, causing extensive damage to entire towns.

Wind Damage and Prevention

When dangerous winds blow, they can topple trees, send debris flying and bring down power lines. Wind speeds of up to 80 miles per hour can even uproot a stationary mobile home!

To stay safe during severe wind events, comprehend the local weather alerts that are sent out during emergencies. It’s also wise to secure any outdoor furniture to prevent it from being thrown at your home and causing damage when the wind starts to pick up.

Trim any trees or branches that might pose a threat to your safety and home when winds are strong. Keep your home from being pelted by outdoor debris by removing any branches outside.

After the wind dies down, check your entire property for damage. Begin with the roof since missing or damaged shingles can quickly send water leaking into your Oklahoma City. If you suffer from any destruction caused by severe winds, our team of SERVPRO experts can restore your home rapidly!

Has your home been damaged by wind? Call us and get things cleaned up fast.

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