Recent Storm Damage Posts
Tis the Season, for Hail!
Tis the Season, for Hail!
Here in southeast Wyoming, we are all too familiar with hailstorms! I’m pretty sure we all wish we weren’t as familiar as we are. One of the prices we pay to live in the best state! Now, we know we are part of Tornado Alley, but did you know that we are also in Hail Alley? From Weather.com “The area where Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming meet is known as “hail alley” and it averages seven to nine hail days per year, according to NSSL.”
How does hail form? Well, per NOAA.gov “Hailstones are formed when raindrops are carried upward by thunderstorm updrafts into extremely cold areas of the atmosphere and freeze. Hailstones then grow by colliding with liquid water drops that freeze onto the hailstone's surface. https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/hail/#:~:text=Hailstones%20are%20formed%20when%20raindrops,freeze%20onto%20the%20hailstone's%20surface.
Hail can vary between being a nuisance to outright scary and dangerous. It could cause little dents in cars and small cracks in building windows. It could also leave damage, such as holes and shattered windows in cars and buildings. There is also the possibility you could wind up with secondary damage from water leaking into the building.
If you have hail damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of Cheyenne is here for you. Call us right away so we can stop any additional damage from happening. We want to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Lightning in Cheyenne!
Summer Time in Cheyenne
Here in Cheyenne, it is the middle of summer. With summer comes thunderstorms and with thunderstorms comes lightning. In fact, all thunderstorms produce lightning!
Lightning can cause damage to humans, the environment, and structures alike. Lightning is the number one cause of death from natural disasters yearly. For safety reasons, when thunderstorms hit, it is best to stay inside and away from windows. If you can’t get inside, try to get to a vehicle and/or stay away from trees.
Damage to the Environment
Lightning can reach temperatures of up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to temperatures this high, lightning is known to catch grass and trees on fire with a single strike. If this fire is not contained, it can and will spread to other structures.
Damage to Structures
With lightning reaching such high temperatures, if your house or structure gets hit, you need to call the fire department. Lightning takes the path of least resistance. This means that lightning will travel through metal and wood but not brick. Wood cannot handle the high temperatures that lightning produces and thus will combust.
Have any questions or need emergency service? Call us 24/7 at 307-514-9011!
Hail Damage in Cheyenne
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN HAIL STRIKES?
Cheyenne has experienced a number of major hail storms in the past few years. These storms have caused damage to many cars and buildings. This damage comes in many shapes and sizes, from broken windows, siding damage, to roof damage just to name a few.
What kind of damage can hail cause?
Hail can cause more damage to your home than just to the shingles on your roof and broken windows. When there is roof damage or broken windows from hail, there could possibly be an issue with water damage if the damage is severe enough. In these instances, SERVPRO of Cheyenne is here to help. We can help stop the source of water damage by boarding up and tarping damaged windows, and roofs along with clean up debris from the damage i.e. broken glass. When the source has been stopped, we can also assist with the water damage at hand.
FOR ANY ASSISTANCE WITH DAMAGE FROM HAIL CALL SERVPRO OF CHEYENNE AT 307-514-9011
When Storms or Floods hit Cheyenne, SERVPRO is ready!
SERVPRO of Cheyenne specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Cheyenne, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
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