What to Know About Summer Storms | SERVPRO® of Pueblo
Sweet summertime always reminds us of family events, mostly outdoors!
It may also seem that summer can bring more thunderstorms than any other time of the year, and it’s totally true. In most parts of the country, there are atmospheric conditions that create moisture and warm air, which helps create thunderstorms.
Here in Pueblo, from mid-July to mid-August, the rain chances double.
Alert and Aware
While thunderstorms are quite common for almost every place, they should never be taken lightly. Make sure you’re always aware and prepared by getting storm alerts or making other arrangements for outdoor activities.
In case you lose power, it might be smart to purchase an NOAA Weather radio so that you can receive weather alerts.
Flooding is rarely predictable and always possible.
You should make preparations to stay off the roads. “Turn around don’t drown” is a common saying because water along the roads can easily sweep your car off the road.
Dozens of people die every year because of storm-related accidents. Never ignore a simple thunderstorm, because it can easily become dangerous without much warning.
Playing It Safe
If lighting presents itself, stay indoors. It’s not safe to go back outside until you haven’t heard thunder in at least a half hour.
During these stormy events, stay away from windows and avoid bathing or showering.
Here in Pueblo, we get a lot of flash flood warnings or watches, so it’s smart to keep an emergency kit prepared and ensure that you know the evacuation route for your area.
If flooding occurs, make sure to stay off the roads, by vehicle or foot. Flood waters can present many dangers, either sweeping your car away or causing electrical issues.
There are any number of dangers that can come into play in a thunderstorm, and it’s always best to be cautious and put things on hold until storms safely pass. If storms cause damage to your home or business, SERVPRO is on the line, ready to make things right again.