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Storm Season in Barry County Approaching - Are You Ready?

4/22/2024 (Permalink)

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Storm season in Barry County Michigan is upon us; which typically starts in late March, peaks in July, and runs through August into early September. This is due to the warmer weather bringing moisture and humidity to the air, which brings instability to the atmosphere, resulting in the potential for severe weather. Summers in West Michigan mean sun and fun but can also bring thunderstorms, strong winds, and occasional power outages. The following are some tips to make sure you and your family stay safe this spring and summer.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch vs. Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Know the Difference

Severe Thunderstorm Watch - a storm is possible and near the watch area. Monitor the situation and be prepared to act if a warning is issued.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning - a severe weather has been reported or indicated by radar; an imminent danger to your safety and property is present. Take cover in a solid building or vehicle with windows closed.

Having an Emergency Plan and Kit is a Must

Severe weather is at its worst when it catches us by surprise; that is why having an emergency plan in place is crucial. Make sure to consider all weather events that are most likely to happen in your area. Items to have in your emergency kit include: battery-operated flashlight with extra batteries, weather radio, candles with holders, matches, first-aid kit, a three to five-day supply of bottled water and non-perishable food, blankets, sleeping bags, and cash.

The Farmers Almanac is predicting May to be on the cooler side with an active storm track possibly leading to severe weather in Michigan. Now is the time to make your emergency plan and gather your items for your emergency kit.

If your home or business experiences damage from a storm, call SERVPRO of Allegan / Barry County and SERVPRO of Van Buren County, 269-686-0664. We're Here to help® 24/7

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