While Americans are starting to enjoy longer and brighter days in other parts of the country, South Carolina residents are experiencing something different. Recently, the state observed the Severe Weather Awareness Week to take on possible issues and dilemmas during harsh climatic conditions. WMBF News reports on the event:
Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed March 2-8th as South Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2014. The National Weather Service, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association will jointly sponsor this awareness week.
The purpose of this awareness week is to remind people of severe storms, flash floods, and tornadoes, which are significant hazards in South Carolina, and people need to take the proper safety precautions.
A highlight of the week will be the annual statewide tornado drill. The State Superintendent of Education is encouraging all schools statewide to participate in this drill.
Trusted roofing companies in Columbia SC frequently emphasize the harmful effects that wind and precipitation could bring to a house. Of all the parts of a house, the roof suffers from the elements the most so professional contractors like CMS Roofing advise homeowners to check their property thoroughly whenever possible.
Leaks, in particular, can be a real concern that might damage not just the roof, but also its supporting structures. Water and air create a destructive combination in enclosed spaces because they can weaken all types of materials. It’s important to protect rafters and ceilings as well since they structures support the gables that carry the weight of the roof itself.
The hurricane season is still officially months away, but roofing companies in Charleston SC are already recommending roof inspections. Prevention is always better than cure, which is why residents should consult trusted companies like CMS Roofing about the necessary repair and maintenance work as soon as possible.
(Article excerpt taken from SC Severe Weather Awareness Week to be observed March 2-8th, www.wmbfnews.com, March 3, 2014)