Storm Season in Twin Lake; Are You Prepared?
In Twin Lake, storm season is here. It typically starts in late March, peaks in July, and runs through August into early September. This is due to the warmer weather bringing moisture and humidity to the air, which brings instability to the atmosphere, resulting in the potential for severe weather. Summers in West Michigan mean fun and sun but also can bring thunderstorms, strong winds, and the occasional power outage. The following are some tips from The National Weather Service to make sure you and your family stay safe this spring and summer:
Know the difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and a severe thunderstorm warning.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch - a storm is possible and near the watch area. Monitor the situation and be prepared to act if a warning is issued.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning - severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar; an imminent danger to your safety and property is present. Take cover in a solid building or vehicle with the windows closed.
Have an emergency plan and kit in place.
Severe weather is at its worst when it catches us by surprise; that is why having an emergency plan in place is crucial. Make sure to consider all weather events that are most likely to happen in your area. Items to have in your emergency kit include: battery-operated flashlight with extra batteries, weather radio, first-aid kit, a three to five-day supply of bottled water and non-perishable food, blankets, sleeping bags, and cash.
The National Weather Service is predicting more than average rain this spring for Michigan, with temperatures expecting to be higher than average. Now is the time to make your emergency plan and gather your items for your emergency kit.
If your home or business experiences damage from a storm, call SERVPRO of Muskegon to make it "Like it never even happened." 231-733-7601