Tips to Prepare for a Thunderstorm (Climate Change Edition)

| 4/7/2017 9:39:00 AM

Tags: weather, thunderstorm, emergency preparedness, climate change, Kayla Matthews,


Does it seem like storms are more severe and occur more frequently today than in the past? There might be something to that claim. Various scientists, environmental groups and government leaders point to evidence that suggests our warming atmosphere may be causing more extreme weather.

Climate Change and Storms

Climate models have for a long time predicted one of the effects of climate change would be more extreme weather events. Scientists are now starting to see those predictions coming true.

The earth has started to experience a growing number of increasingly intense heat waves, thunderstorms, rainfall, flooding, winter storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts and wildfires. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nine out of the top 10 years for one-day extreme precipitation events have occurred since 1990.

The United States experienced 32 weather events between 2011 and 2013 that led to damages of at least $1 billion. Climate change is starting to more directly affect the lives of everyday people, and it’s getting their attention.

Other Impacts of Climate Change

Some weather events are more closely linked to climate change than others. The Union of Concerned Scientists say that there’s the strongest evidence for a connection between climate change and:

7/15/2017 6:14:07 AM

Thanks for sharing the tips! These tips are really very helpful to protect our life from ThunderStorm. People who live in storm prone areas, it becomes very necessary for them to protect their life from the storm. Before the storm occurs one should prepare themselves for storm by taking precautions. Having a homeowners insurance policy is necessary, in order to deal with the damage. If a business owner or homeowner faces damage from storm, then he may claim an insurance with the help of a public adjuster. A home insurance claim adjuster( deals with the claim process so that the policyholder gets insurance money to repair the damage.

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