What To Expect From the Kansas Storm Damage Season

Climate Patterns

There are three types of climate in Kansas: humid continental in east and north-east, semiarid steppe in the western portion and humid subtropical in the central and south, south-eastern areas.

The occurrence of severe weather phenomena in Kansas is not an accident; the state is prone to severe thunderstorms, especially in the spring and summer, due to the circulation of multiple air masses. Often, storms become supercell thunderstorms (tornados). Kansas witnesses about 50 tornados each year that often drop heavy rain and large hail, causing floods and being responsible for various  other damages: injuries (sometimes fatalities), as well as public and private property damage.

Statistics show that the most dangerous phenomena during a storm are wind, flash flooding and lightning; the first two also bring the most significant material damage.

In these circumstances, taking appropriate protective measures is a must. Many homeowners in Kansas invest in lightning rods, whole-house surge protectors, wind shutters (that also protect against hail), pressure or high impact windows and, not least, resistant roofing materials.  A Wichita roofing company can keep your roof maintained for optimal performance during this season as well.

Other important things to consider if you live in Kansas are trimming back trees to prevent fallen branches, securing window shutters and tying down any loose things around the house that might be lifted by the wind and thrown around.