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Hailstorm Tips

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Hailstone on grass Hailstones come in a wide range of sizes.

Living in Michigan we experience a wide variety of severe weather.  Thunderstorms are pretty common in the spring, summer and fall.  The tops of thunderstorms are below freezing so soft, snow-like particles form, yes even in the summer.  The hailstones grow bigger in the clouds as ice crystals and cloud droplets freeze onto them.  They're held in the clouds by strong winds that push up into the storm.  Once the hailstones grow too heavy, gravity causes them to fall to the Earth.

Hailstorms are known to knock out power, so it is always best to have a plan in place for severe weather.  This includes having a survival kit with flashlights, a radio, water, etc.  It is always best to be aware when severe weather is approaching as well.  Pay attention to future forecasts and always prepare for the worst.  When a hailstorm is approaching, go indoors and remain inside until the storm has passed.  If you have a garage, it is best to move vehicles inside as well.  Also, keep pets indoors as hail can widely vary in size.  When the storm has passed, be sure to check your roof for any damage; you do not want a surprise water damage when the next storm rolls through!

If your home does experience damage from a severe storm, call SERVPRO of Allegan/Barry/Van Buren Counties, We're Here to Help 24/7 - (269) 686-0664

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