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Tornado damage facts

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

Tornados “Tornadoes cause around 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year.”

Nature can take a violent turn without warning: floods, wildfires, tornadoes. Any of these can have a devastating effect on your home; that’s why we share with you some facts for you to know if any of these happens to you. 

Here are some facts about tornadoes:

Have in your mind some of the signs of a tornado:

  • Dark-greenish sky
  • Large hail
  • Dark, larges, low-lying clouds
  • Roars

The average forward speed is 30 mph but may vary from nearly stationary to 70 mph. Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over warm water. They can move onshore and cause damage to coastal areas.

Tornadoes can be more than one mile wide and stay on the ground for over 50 miles. Peak tornado season in the southern states is March through May; in the northern states, it is late spring through early summer.

We recommend being prepared for this, having an emergency kit in your home, with a lamp, batteries, medicine, a backpack with a change of clothes, etc. So you should always be prepared.

When a storm damages your home, we’re one call away. With more than 1,900 locations, SERVPRO is waiting to serve you 24/7.

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