Storm Damage – The Ultimate Guide

We’ve recently posted a few guides on how to handle all types of damage. In Ohio we also tend to have a variety of storms that can really do a lot of damage to your property. No one wants to deal with damaged property, which is why we’ve compiled so many blogs over the years about the topic. From tornadoes to heavy rain, there are many ways you can either prepare for or prevent storm damage, but first you need to understand your risk just living here in Ohio.

Ohio Storm Essentials

It’s important to understand storm watches and warnings, so here’s what they mean to an Ohio resident.

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Ohio may not be the most dangerous place in the world, but we certainly have our fair share of storms to deal with! These are the natural disaster risks for Ohio specifically:

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If you haven’t heard of the lake effect storm, you might want to learn a little about it.

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There are so many ways you can prepare and protect yourself from potential disasters. One you might not have considered is how the things in your yard might create additional damage to your home. Here are a few ways to protect yourself.

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Has a storm already damaged your property? Either via water, fire, electrical shocks, power surges, or anything else?

How to Deal with Storm Damage

Waiting for repairs? It’s time to get to work to reduce the amount of money you have to pay, and work you have to do later on!

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Winter storms can be very nasty! They can freeze your pipes, bury you in snow, and damage your roof! Don’t go unprepared:

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Have you ever heard of a power surge? It’s when electricity during a storm messes with the electricity used in homes and businesses. They can be dangerous because of high voltages, but they can also be dangerous for your electronics. Power surge protection:

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Another thing homeowners might not understand about storms is that high winds can damage your home just as easily as heavy rainfall. Check out our suggestions to protect your stuff!

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You never experience high winds more than in the middle of a winter storm. Additionally there are risks of heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures, and many other risks. Check out our guide on how to deal with winter storms.

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Now that you know how to deal with winter storms for your home, you might want to know how to drive in those same dangerous storms.

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After a storm you’ve likely received a bit of damage to your home or property. Though not all personal property can be saved, you can rest assured knowing that you can save your photos in the cloud. Not sure how to save your print photos? We’ll tell you how to do it.

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Hopefully you don’t have to deal with too much home or property damage, but we’re glad that we can help you prepare and protect yourself. We sure experience a wide variety of storms here in Ohio, but did you know that tornadoes are one of the most common types? Luckily there are a few ways you can save your property and hopefully a little money.

How to Prevent Damage from and Deal with Tornadoes

As beautiful as Ohio can be, we’re unfortunate that we’re right in the path of Tornado Alley. Not sure what that is? Here’s what you need to know.

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Because we’re right in that path of Tornado Alley you may want to know more about tornadoes in general. Did you know that a tornado can actually absorb a second one? Here are 4 interesting facts about tornadoes.

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Now that you know what to expect with Ohio tornadoes, here is how you can prepare your home in case you encounter one.

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Let’s say you do have to deal with a tornado, these are a few options to keep your family safe during the storm.

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We hope you don’t have to deal with any of these types of storms or the resulting damage, but living in Ohio it’s likely you will. Brock Restoration can help with any of the above storms or storm damage. We are experienced restoration contractors with knowledge in reconstruction, water damage, fire damage, and more. If you are in need of any type of restoration from storms, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 513-214-3879!