Storms

Storms can hit any area of the world at any time of the year. There are different types of storms and different ways to prepare.

  • Flooding Storms can drop lots of rain and can overwhelm drainage systems. These storms can create minor or severe flooding, flash floods, and other water-related problems.
  • Wind Storms range from minor wind to hurricane or tornado force events. Wind storms often include rain and can also bring flooding.¬†Severe wind coupled with rain and flooding can be particularly devastating.
  • Lightning and electrical storms can cause severe damage including electrical outages and are often accompanied by severe rain and possibly flooding.
  • Snow Storms can cause roads to be impassable, can result in flooding when the snow melts, and can cause structural damage.
  • Dust Storms mostly occur in arid and desert regions. These storms can make breathing and movement very difficult. Severe storms can cause vehicles to run poorly or fail.
  • Severe Pollution: While not a storm, can cause adversely affect your health¬†and mobility.

When you find yourself in a storm here are some of the factors to consider: