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Preparing for Thunderstorms in Hawaii Kai

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

After the Storm is When the Flowers Bloom, make sure that yours stays that way by being prepared for one!

While springtime on the beautiful island of Oahu has its perks, so do our thunderstorms. 

Which come in all kinds of varieties: where as some part of the island is sunny with a slight drizzle, thirty minutes away there is rolling thunder and a sky caped with gray clouds. 

Knowing certain tips may prevent storm damage, saving your infrastructure to see another rainy day. 

Storms in Hawaii always have the capacity to wreak havoc on properties irregardless of stature and cost to build. Consequently- it is equally important for everyone to understand the capabilities thunderstorms have in relation to their home, property, work, or all. There are many symptoms of thunderstorms that can easily cause damage such as- downpours, hail, high winds, flash flooding, down trees, power lines…etc. Lightning is one of the most deadly reasons why thunderstorms should be taken seriously, as they are the most imminent natural disaster threat. Invariably less than hurricanes or tornadoes, other natural weather patterns that cause extreme damage. 

It is a mindful habit to be connected with the island news, knowing weather patterns, traffic accidents, or general well-being information makes your job a lot easier in regards to preparation. 

One of the easiest ways to make your property storm ready is to remove all objects that could be objectively raised off the ground if there were fast trade winds. Especially the families closer to the beach will have more peace of mind if all contents outside are stored away safely. 

The best way to ensure that your contents are put away before a storm is to make a list of goods you know are outside. That way whenever there is a projected thunderstorm, or you start to hear the rolling clouds, there is no frazzled- half-hazardly scrambling occurring. Just a calm collection with a peace of mind… and maybe some tea! 

Another way to protect your home from a thunderstorm is to make sure all your doors, windows, anything with potential to harbor anything from outside. Sealing windows, keeping doors locked through thunderstorms is a barrier between you and the chaos outside. If not contained storms may take a life of their own, hurling objects towards anything happening to be in the way. 

Lastly, another great way to ensure that you have safe passage through a storm is to keep on top of your properties' greenery. Plants, shrubs, trees, they all have the potential to cause harm and destruction. Make sure that your property is trim and tidy. These can be fuel to the fire of a thunderstorm. Flying debris is no job especially if it is a 10ft tree limb. 

Preparing, planning, devising an emergency plan for anything can seem like an uphill, arduous, anxious battle property owners and renters alike may not have life to think about. 

But, you might not have to see us if you are prepared. And if you do end up at our door, or your door ends up hitting your property SERVPRO of East Honolulu is here to help. 

Contact us whenever, however. We respond quickly via phone or our office email. 

When disaster strikes no one can truly predict the outcome, SERVPRO of East Honolulu can help you with an agreeable one after the storm. 

And when the flowers are soaking the divine rain, while your house may be hit with beach chairs after another; we will work hard to ensure it looks…"Like it never even happened." 

Call us at (808)-395-9545

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