Dearborn and the surrounding Metro Detroit area can experience violent summer storms. Thunderstorms near the Ecorse and Rouge Rivers often cause flash flooding resulting in water damage to commercial and residential properties. Heavy winds capable of knocking down trees and power lines increase the potential for damages. While rare in southeastern Michigan, tornadoes and hail are most likely to happen during summer storms.
Severe thunderstorms and their cause
Like all weather phenomenon, thunderstorms vary greatly in strength. The National Weather Service considers a thunderstorm “severe” if it is capable of producing one or more of these conditions:
- Hail one inch or larger in diameter
- Winds of 58 miles an hour or greater
- Funnel clouds or tornadoes
Checking weather reports or subscribing to a weather service for the Metro Detroit area is a great way to stay informed about expected weather. Another way is to keep an eye to the sky for certain types of clouds. Thunderstorms form when moisture in warm, unstable air starts to lift as it meets a cold front. Dense, vertical, cumulonimbus clouds frequently indicate thunderstorms are imminent.
If you are impacted by thunderstorms anywhere in the Dearborn and Dearborn Heights area, SERVPRO of Dearborn & Dearborn Heights Southeast is always available to help.
About SERVPRO of Dearborn/Dearborn Heights Southeast
SERVPRO® of Dearborn/Dearborn Heights Southeast provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire and smoke, water, flood, wind, and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is always just a phone call away. 313-359-3457