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Is Your Gutter System Ready for Severe Weather Risks and Its Aftermath?

By March 28, 2014October 16th, 2023No Comments

Tornado, severe weather risk for Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama Friday imageFor those who do not know yet, a gutter’s main purpose is to protect a property’s foundation by channeling water away from its base. It controls the flow of rainwater from the roof to the ground, protecting your home from damage caused by water, flooding, and moisture. Indeed, it is among the most important systems in your house and it needs to always be at its optimum state, ready for drastic weather conditions.

With that in mind, take this weather report into account from KJRH-TV regarding several areas that were at risk for severe weather:

The risk for severe weather, including tornadoes, is going to be limited to east Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and southern Alabama.

If you are residing in any of the mentioned states, it is of great importance that your home is fully equipped to combat the forces of nature. Storms can take a huge toll on your property both during their onset and even after they pass.

Storms will likely start to fire up mid-afternoon in east Texas, likely along I-35 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin. From there, they’ll travel east into Louisiana and southern Arkansas.

Later in the evening, these storms will move into Mississippi, and by the time they reach Alabama, the severity of these storms will likely fizzle.

Thursday’s severe weather brought reports of seven tornadoes. Most of them were limited to northern Missouri while a single tornado was reported in southern Iowa. There were also multiple reports of large hail.

Fortunately, your gutter doesn’t have to deal with this abuse without protection. True, gutters work the hardest during times of heavy rain and wind; however, to ensure that they function properly in times of dire need and make them last longer, you should learn about gutter guard systems.

For instance, Gutter Helmet® offers an innovative product that filters rainwater while keeping debris from clogging up the passage. If you want your home to have the best gutter system, contact Gutter Helmet® today.

(Article and Image from “Tornado, Severe Weather Risk for Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama Friday”; March 28, 2014)