Thunderstorms in Georgia
The most common natural disasters in Georgia result from – you guessed it – thunderstorms. When large storms pass through the counties of Chattooga, Dade, West Walker and surrounding areas, residents and business owners alike are most commonly at risk of water, flood and mold damage. However, intense lightning is also capable of causing fire damage, and strong winds can cause property damage. Each of these negative outcomes has the possibility of being linked to one another, making it especially important for individuals to be prepared for anything.
Since thunderstorms are incredibly common natural events, be sure to pay close attention to the weather forecast and prepare for any damages that may occur as a result of a thunderstorm.
Before the storm:
- Keep trees and bushes pruned to avoid flying branches in case of severe winds.
- Secure all free-standing outdoor objects (chairs, grills, etc.) by moving them to a shed, garage or other indoor space.
- Unplug electrical equipment to avoid potential power surges.
During the storm:
- Seek shelter and remain indoors.
- Patch or place a bucket beneath any leaks that occur from the ceiling.
- Keep windows and doors shut and locked.
After the storm:
- Assess any damages.
- Call SERVPRO of Chattooga, Dade & West Walker Counties (706-866-5646) if you experience water, flood, fire and/or mold damages. We’re here to help make it as though the thunderstorm never happened!