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Everything to Know About Weather Alerts | SERVPRO® of Central Garden Grove

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

"a red and white severe weather alert sign" If you suspect any damage to your home from a recent storm, call SERVPRO of Central Garden Grove.

There are many types of weather alerts, around 42 kinds to be exact. Each warning is separated into seven distinct categories. This can all be difficult to comprehend in the middle of severe weather!

Understanding the significance of a weather alert issued in our area can help you prepare properly. You’ll also be able to protect your home from the dangers associated with the weather. Being knowledgeable about all kinds of weather scenarios is helpful, but it’s also important to be aware of what weather may affect our community.

<h4alerts-are-issued">How Alerts Are Issued

Weather forecasts are used to predict the severity, location and weather conditions. These forecasts influence the types of alerts that are issued in specific areas. So, who chooses when these community warnings should be sent out?

The National Weather Service is in charge of forecasting the weather and issuing any required weather warnings. These notifications are issued by six regional offices around the United States, allowing for more accurate weather predictions and alerts depending on a specific location. For example, Garden Grove’s weather alerts are sent out from the Western Region headquarters located in Salt Lake City.

NWS weather forecasters use a variety of information to develop forecasts, including ground radars, weather balloons, sensors and even ocean buoys. This data aids in predicting how severe conditions will be, allowing for more precise and detailed forecasting.

<h4most-important-alerts-to-understand">The Most Important Alerts to Understand

Know the distinction between a weather “watch” and a “warning.” This is wording that practically all weather alerts utilize, including thunderstorms, heavy winds and snow storms.

watch means you should stay tuned to weather conditions and prepare for any possible severe weather. Watches often cover a large area, while a warning is more location-specific and may only cover a county or city. A warning means that weather conditions are approaching and you should take action to protect yourself and your home.

Staying up-to-date on your area’s most common weather conditions can help you better understand these local alerts that may be issued during these dangerous conditions. In California, for example, there are many beautiful beaches located around the state. They can cause threats such as coastal and tropical storms, thus individuals living near these beaches should keep an eye out for these storm warnings.

<h4your-home-during-a-storm">Protecting Your Home During a Storm

While following weather updates is the safest approach to secure your house and life during adverse weather, there are a few other actions you can take right now to help limit the damage.

Cleaning your gutters and restraining any outdoor items are two methods for protecting your home from the dangers that weather, such as floods and powerful winds.

Create a safe space with supplies and have an emergency exit plan for your family. Find a safe place to seek refuge that is well-stocked with essential supplies, and have an evacuation plan in case your family needs to escape.

If a storm blows through your area and damages your home, contact our repair experts at SERVPRO. We are accessible 247 to assist you in devising a strategy for restoring your house to its pre-storm condition.

Staying informed about the weather conditions in your area is a surefire way to stay safe. Learn about the many warnings that may be issued in our community and beyond so you can weather the next storm.

Experienced storm damage to your home or property? Contact us today for a quick response!

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