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Hurricanes and tropical storms what they are and common terminology

9/4/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricanes are strong storms that cause life-and-property threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high wind and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane so it's important to know the difference between a hurricane, tropical storm, hurricane watch, and hurricane warning.

Hurricane and tropical Storm

Tropical Storm: a localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force. All hurricanes are tropical storms, but not all tropical storms are Hurricanes.

Hurricane: a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour (32 m/sec). The term for hurricane on the west coast of the united states is called a typhoon.

Hurricane: Watch Vs. Warning

Hurricane watch: Conditions are a threat within the 48 hours.

Hurricane warning: Conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.

Hurricane events cause extensive damage to properties. SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh receives on average about 40 calls an hour, following a hurricane event. This call volume is true for all restoration companies so be sure to get on multiple waitlists if your home is flooded after a major weather event. This includes extreme freezing, blizzards and excessive amounts of rain.

About SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh

SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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