LiveScience.com raised a grim reminder following one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit the country in the last 12 months:
Six months later, residents of the New York area are still struggling to recover from a climate-fueled monster storm that surged up and over retaining walls last fall, and destroyed countless homes. So, it’s worth remembering a simple fact: Global warming is increasing the intensity of hurricanes, and Sandy is a prime example of that.
Most of the damage and fatalities from hurricanes come from high-intensity storms ? those labeled category 3, 4 or 5. Historically, those storms have represented a small fraction of the hurricane total. That balance, however, apparently is shifting in ominous ways. We may have fewer storms, but more of them could be catastrophic. Sandy, clearly, was one of those extreme storms.
There is no doubt that, over the past few decades, we have been experiencing the effects of more volatile weather, whether slight or massive in scale. Many of us are familiar with the idea of climate change and recent evidence has only shown its increasingly somber repercussions. Storms of the past decade have indeed been larger in scope, faster to approach, and more catastrophic upon impact.
In order to protect your home from the disasters that could occur in the form of hailstorms, flooding, tornadoes, and hurricanes, you need to invest more in strengthening its defenses. The primary shield of your home is the roof. As the weather becomes more chaotic, you never know when a sudden storm would cause it to start leaking or worse, completely crack open. As such, many of the trusted Memphis roofing companies, like Roof Pro, LLC, have invested heavily in more advanced technology, such as thermal imaging cameras, that can help them detect and repair roof weaknesses to strengthen it before severe weather hits.
Of course, technology alone cannot improve measures against natural catastrophes. Memphis, TN roof repair servicemen must also update their skills and practices to make sure that their work will not just be destroyed in the event of another storm. Don’t hesitate to research on pro-active and diligent roofing companies that you can trust with enhancing protection for your home.
(Excerpt from Perfect Storm: Climate Change and Hurricanes, Livescience.com, 5 April 2013)