Fortunately, we were spared from the full impact of Hurricane Arthur when the storm “chose” to land in North Carolina last July 4th. However, only days after that, a severe thunderstorm struck Maryland and brought heavy downpours and high winds. Residents were alerted for possible flooding too:
The Baltimore area had a thunder-filled start to the week, as winds, lightning and heavy rains hit the area around rush hour. Tornado warnings were issued for parts of Baltimore and Harford counties, the last which expired at 6:30. Anne Arundel County had a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:15 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch for most of the state expired around 7:30 p.m.
The weather service warned earlier in the day that the afternoon storms could bring heavy downpours and damaging winds. Similar action is expected overnight, too.
The hurricane season had started a month ago with the East Coast getting forecasts of weather disturbances to hit the area this otherwise sunny season. A storm may or may not be destructive; nevertheless, to lessen the risk and damage, people are advised to take precautionary measures. (As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The thing is, we don’t wait until an alert is posted to prepare for a storm or cram for our safety. We will be too late if we do.)
Of course, one crucial area that would need a lot of reinforcing is your house. A homeowner has to strengthen his or her quarters to increase the level of protection. While the roof needs your utmost attention, your doors and windows in Annapolis should also be prepared to ensure your safety because damaging winds accompanying a storm can shatter your window glass and worst, it can wreak havoc to your interiors and risk your lives.
With the help of the experts from Blair Construction, it is recommended that you get an immediate check to see if windows are in good condition. Our company is known to provide high quality replacement windows in Bethesda sourced from reputable manufacturers. We also guarantee that you get the proper installations to assure that your windows get the sturdiest fit, just about what you need to safeguard your household from the blows of storm.
(Article Excerpt from Severe Storms hit Baltimore area by Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun, July 14, 2014)