The fated time of year that can strike fear into the hearts of even the bravest people.
While any severe storm can cause property damage, tornados hold a special skill for leaving destruction behind. If you have recently experienced a tornado or even just the strong winds associated with it, your yard may be less than safe.
Many of us have trees on our property. While beautiful and necessary, they can also assist Mother Nature in carrying out destruction at times. Trees may become hazardous during or after a storm depending on the amount of damage they sustained.
Various factors come into play when deciding what to do about the trees on your property. Aable John’s Tree Service takes multiple considerations into account when helping you manage the trees by your home. In the case of a tornado, tree stability, health, and age will all come into play in the aftermath.
Cleaning up after a storm is a reactive measure. Aable John’s Tree Service provides tree safety solutions prior to a storm that will aid your trees in remaining strong and being less of a hazard when high winds hit. Tree trimming, fertilization, bracing, and tree cabling all lend a hand in helping maintain the life of your trees as well as assisting in keeping them strong and healthy enough to withstand some storms.
After the Tornado
In many areas, trees may be face to face with power lines. If you see a downed power line after a storm, there are important steps you need to take to ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Avoid touching the downed line with your hand or object.
- Avoid touching anything in contact with a fallen power line.
- Keep children and pets away from fallen electric lines.
- Avoid driving over a fallen power line.
- Call 9-1-1 to report a fallen power line.
When Tornados Happen
March, April, and May are the prime months for tornadic activity in Georgia. Aable John’s Tree Service provides assistance in multiple tornado-prone areas throughout the suburbs of Atlanta.
Aable John’s encourages you to stay safe by taking necessary actions during heavy storms as well as staying prepared ahead of time. The CDC provides us with the following survival tips:
- Fresh batteries/battery-operated devices (TV, radio, internet).
- Practice a tornado emergency plan.
- Create an emergency kit (water, non-perishable food, medication).
- List important information.
- Be sure children in your home understand the severity of a tornado, what county they reside in, and what type of shelter is safe.
- Pay attention to changing weather.
- Know the signs of an impending tornado.
- Dark or green-colored sky
- Large, dark, low-lying cloud
- Large hail
- Loud roar that sounds like a train
- TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY.
KNOW WHERE TO SHELTER
- Basement or inside room without windows on the lowest floor of the home.
- Avoid windows.
- Get under something sturdy.
- Cover body with sleeping bag/mattress.
- DO NOT stay in a mobile home. Find a nearby building