Damaging winds and storms
The wind and rain storms have been strong recently. Trees have been uprooted causing damage to homes, vehicles and even people. The high winds associated with these storms can be damaging to your home, even if you do not live in an area prone to hurricanes and tornadoes. With us being located along the shore and with these winds coming off the ocean and sound they can be severe at times.
Recent wind and storms have left a lot of people without power. This can be detrimental during the winter months with homes heated by electric heat. Here are some tips to keep home as safe as possible during these windy times:
- Have all the trees on your property that are close to your house inspected by a tree specialist. If they determine the trees are at risk , have them trimmed or removed. Trees can cause extensive damage or loss of life if they fall on your house.
- Make sure your windows are storm resistant and if they are not, have new ones installed or install shutters to protect them during storms.
- Secure or bring in any outdoor furniture including grills. They can become dangerous projectiles during high winds and severe storms.
- Have a home generator installed to handle any power outages that may occur due to downed wires. Generators can be a life saving tool during the cold winter months and hot summers.
These tips should help you stay safe during these stormy times.