When dark clouds loom above the usually blue skies of South Carolina, aside from the heavy rains that come with them, it also seems like foreboding to a possible formation of tornado.
Storm clouds over at nearby Summersville had a close call, according to this article on the Post and Courier:
A funnel cloud over Summerville got some attention Wednesday night.
About 7:38 p.m, the National Weather Service reported a strong thunderstorm with a funnel cloud near Main Street, moving east at 15 mph.
“A small shower hit the sea breeze just enough to get some rotation,” meteorologist Steven Taylor said.
A funnel cloud is basically a tornado in the sky, he said. There was no indication the funnel cloud touched down, although the system brought in about a quarter inch of rain in a few minutes, he said.
Not all funnel clouds turn into tornadoes, but you never know when disaster may strike. When these touch down and turn into a tornado, would you be prepared?
As one of the most destructive forces that nature can unleash, we know that nothing you can do can prevent a tornado from causing severe damage to your neighborhood. But you can always take steps to mitigate the damage to your home.
When preparing against this kind of weather, take a moment to inspect the parts of your house like the roof, windows, and the doors. Check for any damage that could compromise the integrity of your home. Your roof in particular might already be in bad shape, especially if it’s more than 10 years old. If so, it’s time for you to restore your roof.
When you need help with this heavy task, roofing contractors in Charlotte NC like CMS Roofing are just phone call away.
CMS Roofing has an array of roofing options to choose from, but for a more weather-resistant home, we recommend using metal roofing. This material can be installed over your existing roof, removing the need for a complete replacement job, reducing the labor costs. If you’re in the surrounding areas, CMS Roofing is also the go-to roofing contractor in Charlotte NC.
(Article Excerpt from Funnel cloud spotted over Summerville, www.postandcourier.com)