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Thunderstorms and Lightning Cause Property Damage in Beckley?

4/23/2024 (Permalink)

A thunderstorm with lightning lights up the sky at night. We mitigate storm damage 24 hours a day in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team has been restoring storm damage in the Beckley area since 1999. Thunderstorms can cause damage to properties for several reasons:

Lightning Strikes: Lightning is a discharge of electricity that occurs during thunderstorms. When lightning strikes a building or a structure, it can cause fires, structural damage, and electrical damage.

Strong Winds: Thunderstorms often bring strong winds, sometimes in the form of downdrafts or microbursts. These winds can cause trees to fall, branches to break, and debris to become airborne, potentially damaging roofs, windows, siding, and other parts of buildings.

Hail: Some thunderstorms produce hail, balls, or irregular lumps of ice ranging in size from small pellets to large stones. Hailstones can impact buildings with considerable force, causing damage to roofs, windows, vehicles, and outdoor structures such as sheds or carports.

Heavy Rainfall and Flooding: Thunderstorms can produce heavy rainfall quickly, leading to flash flooding in low-lying areas, urban areas with poor drainage, and regions with saturated soil. Floodwater can enter buildings, causing water damage to floors, walls, furniture, and belongings.

Tornadoes: Although not all thunderstorms produce tornadoes, they can cause catastrophic damage to buildings and infrastructure, including destroying homes, businesses, and other structures in their path.

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