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SERVPRO of South Nashville : Wind Damage in Nashville

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

Wind damage in Nashville

South Nashville (www.SERVPROsouthnashville.com)

Understanding the impact of high winds and how you can best protect your property from wind damage is essential to living in Nashville during storm season. Improving your appreciation of what high winds can do to your property will ultimately help you minimize damage from large storms. Learn more about the recent high winds that rocked Nashville and what you can do to prepare your home for future high wind storms.

High Winds in Nashville in 2020

From the night of May 2nd, 2020 to the morning of May 3rd, Nashville was pummeled with an incredible storm that carried with it massive amounts of destruction due to high winds. Some of the worst damage occurred across the Nashville metro area, where winds between 60-80 mph knocked out power to over 130,000 customers - the worst power outage on record for the city. A peak wind gust of 71 mph was measured at the Nashville International Airport, which is the 5th highest on record at that location.

Preparing your Property for Future High Wind Storms

If severe weather is in your forecast in the near future, follow these tips to minimize damage on your property:

  1. Secure outdoor items like trash bins and patio furniture that could blow away.
  2. Take down items like hanging plants that could be blown into windows or patio doors.
  3. Be sure that propane and other fuel tanks are properly secured.
  4. Remove any dead or rotting trees and limbs that could fall and cause damage.

Who to Call When High Winds Impact your Home

In many areas, the odds are pretty high that - at some point - a home will be subject to high winds. Unfortunately, as we can see from the above information, that is not the case in Nashville. If you are impacted by high wind damages due to a severe storm, it’s important that you act quickly to restore your property to its original state. Doing so takes having a team like SERVPRO South Nashville at your disposal. Call us at (615) 331-0200 to schedule a consultation today!

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