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Fast Facts on Florida Storms

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Fast Facts on Florida Storms We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.

With Hurricane Irma in our rearview mirror, it’s easy for many Florida residents to forget about how scary and dangerous hurricane season can be. February is a great time to remind yourself and your family members of how important storm preparation is for safeguarding your home and keeping your loved ones protected. While summer is often the season most associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, and all types of storms, it is important to keep in mind that the spring season also brings with it the threat of storms. The reality is that Florida sustains more hits from hurricanes than any other state in the country. Living in the Sunshine State has many, many perks, but sustaining regular hurricanes is certainly one of the negatives to residing here.

 Understanding some basic facts about Florida storms is essential in being prepared both physically and mentally for an unexpected hurricane or tornado. Consider the following fast facts on Florida storms:

  • Hurricane Irma made landfall at 115 knots in Cudjoe Key
  • Anything above a Category 3 is considered to be a major hurricane
  • When tornadoes take place in the spring season they are more likely to strike at night
  • It is possible for a tornado to form inside of a hurricane
  • In any given moment there are around 1,800 thunderstorms happening around the globe
  • Thunderstorm clouds can reach more than 20,000 feet high
  • Moisture, unstable air, and lift create the basic thunderstorm
  • Cumulonimbus clouds produce thunderstorms
  • Lightning due to thunderstorms kills more people each year than tornadoes do
  • A “derecho” refers to a severe storm that encompasses a large area, has high winds, and lasts a very long time

Being prepared in the event of an unexpected storm is imperative. SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Palm Beach Gardens home or business back to pre-storm condition.

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