The weather can be crazy – that’s one thing most Americans know for sure. With winter being extended a few weeks into the year, a polar vortex blanketing most of the country a few months ago, and snow falling in certain places despite spring’s blossoming, the erratic weather can really take a toll on the average American home.
Although it’s already May, there are still certain places experiencing significant temperature drops, storms and a number of other disturbances. In The Carolinas and much of the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast, for example, severe storms are on the horizon. As NewsObserver.com reports:
Strong storms rolled through the Triangle on Friday (April 25), but eastern and coastal North Carolina bore the brunt of the severe weather.
The National Weather Service on Saturday (April 26) confirmed that tornadoes touched down in Pitt and Beaufort counties on Friday. A low-end EF-2 struck near Chicod in Pitt County, a moderate EF-2 hit near Chocowinity and a high-end EF-2 struck Whichards Beach, meteorologists said…
The North Carolina Department of Emergency Management reported that at least 25 people were injured by tornadoes in Beaufort, Chowan, Greene, Halifax, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties and at least 300 homes were damaged in those areas.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service, and home experts like CMS Roofing advise homeowners to use the warm days to prepare and spruce their homes up before another unpredictable weather system passes through the area.
This sunshiny but cool weather is the perfect time to prep your home by working with local roofing companies in Columbia, SC to repair or get new gutters, address roof leaks, cut away tree branches, replace damaged shingles, and do important small home improvements.
Contacting a trusted roofing company in Charleston to give your South Carolina home a fortified roof may demand a lot of your time, effort and budget, but your attention will help a lot in keeping your home safe from rain, hail, and any type of weather system. This can be your home’s best protection for everything the sky can throw at you. As the state motto of South Carolina puts it, it’s always good to be “prepared in mind and resources.”
(Article excerpt from NC tornadoes confirmed in Friday’s severe storms, newsobserver.com, April 26, 2014)