Lightening strikes can cause fire damage
It's severe weather season in Texoma.
In addition to supercell thunderstorms that bring torrential rain and hurricane force winds or tornadoes, these storms also produce an intense light show.
And, while we often hear of grass fires associated with lightening strikes, you may not realize your home or business can also suffer fire damage during severe storms.
The National Weather Service reports that lightning is the cause of about 25,000 fires, including about 4400 house fires, 1800 other structural fires, and numerous wildfires.
And not all damage is immediately noticed. Small sparks from a strike can hide in your attic or walls, or electrical appliances can spark and start a slow fire.
And while you can't prevent a lightening strike, you can help prevent a fire by unplugging electrical devices during severe storms.
And if fire damage happens? Call the name you know and the brand you trust to properly restore your property.
Call the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton. We're here to help.