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Short Storm Burst Can Damage Trees and Houses-Ocala, FL

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Photo showing tree limb blown down after short storm passes through Trees and Homes can be Damaged After Short Storm Burst

SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County responded to calls from homeowners whose houses were damaged by a quick storm known as "Microburst" Microbursts, also called "down bursts," are a sudden downward burst of wind from the base of a thunderstorm. The air can rush towards the ground at speeds of 60 MPH before impacting the surface and spreading out in all directions. Winds at the surface can exceed 100 MPH in the strongest microbursts, often causing extensive tree and building damage. Here in Florida the ever changing weather can conjure up these microburst and sometimes reek havoc on property because of falling trees and limbs. Strong winds can also drive rain into homes causing water damages. As part of the National Storm Teams, SERVPRO of Ocala and South Marion County are always prepared for sue events.