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The Effects of a Tropical Storm

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Effects of a Tropical Storm High winds and severe rainfall from a tropical storm can cause property damage.

Tropical Storms can Turn into Hurricanes

Weather patterns have potential to change rapidly with little or no warning. The national weather service monitors the changing atmospheric conditions carefully and provides updates to the public regarding alerts and warnings. Local television stations broadcast a report of current conditions and projected rainfall totals over a period. Meteorologists inform the public about the weather as the conditions change and when there is evidence of declining conditions. As weather conditions deteriorate, there exists a greater chance of transitioning weather patterns into adverse conditions. 

One of the most common types of a severe storm is the tropical storm. Do not discount the possibility that a tropical storm can transition into a hurricane. Although meteorologists provide up to date reports, keep an eye out on your local conditions and remain aware of changing conditions. As tropical storm affects a community, the weather ranges from sustained high winds, moderate to severe rainfall, and this leads to the destruction of property. Catastrophic property damage, flooding, and safety risks are possible under these conditions. A tropical storm that does not transform into a hurricane still needs to be taken seriously because it can produce the same type of violent outcomes as a hurricane. Anyone who discounts the severity of the tropical storm is subject to unexpected consequences. 

The majority of the tropical storm damage comes from the sustained torrential rains. Intense storms cause damage to old and leaking rooftops. Once a roof top is weak, the unexpected effects of a tropical storm include significant damage such as leaking, collapses, chimney breakdown, skylight damage, and other types of destruction. Unexpected property damage of personal belongings, hot water heaters, and furnaces leads to unforeseen expenses. The effects of a tropical storm are expensive and create economic challenges. Not only is the homeowner or business owner incurring added costs, but the consequences are also widespread in the surrounding community. 

Massive flooding and water damage cause delays in delivering groceries to local supermarkets. The tropical storm can cause a food shortage until the roads are clear, and the flooding has subsided to allow delivery trucks to pass through. Stagnant water lingering can cause health concerns over contaminated water. Citizens within the community may experience delays getting to their pharmacies for essential medications. The effects of a tropical storm are clearly serious matters that can impede the flow of daily life. For these reasons, it is important to recognize the effects of tropical storms and be prepared to handle the consequences. 

A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Polk County business owners and residents. Call SERVPRO of Bartow / Lakeland Highlands at (863) 510-5962 for 27/7 emergency assistance.