Learn more about four Spring weather hazards to be prepared for
Spring arrives with generally warmer temperatures and lush greenery, however, the season can also bring severe weather. As temperatures can swing back and forth, with sunny days being followed by stormy nights, Cotton wants you to be aware of the dangers that may occur in this coming season. Take these steps to stay safe if severe conditions are predicted for your area that may affect your business.
THUNDERSTORMS Thunderstorms can cause the most severe weather bringing tornadoes, flooding, hail, and especially lightning. According to American Red Cross, lightning kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Take thunderstorm watches and warnings seriously, as people may be harmed by either ignoring them or missing the signals.
TORNADOES Spring Tornadoes can lash out quickly and unexpectedly. Their sizable violence can completely uproot trees, destroy well-made structures, and even hurl objects into the air turning them into dangerous projectiles. Heed the emergency broadcast warnings to ensure the safety of your employees and yourself.
HAIL Hail storms are one of spring's most costly weather hazards. They can leave adverse damages to businesses, homes, vehicles, and vegetation. Monitor hail storm warnings and take measures to protect yourself.
FLOODING Flooding is a coast-to-coast epidemic that threatens the U.S. year-round but is at a seasonal high in the Spring. Whether it’s a few inches or several feet, flood water can have detrimental effects on your business and home. Take these steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding.
Often times severe weather arrives with little notice, leaving hardly any time for businesses to prepare. Plan ahead by consulting with Cotton regarding business continuance and recovery of property.
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