Monsoon Thunderstorms can equal Water and Flood Damage

Emergency restoration companies including STOP Restoration Mesa love the Monsoon season. A Monsoon storm can provide situations that allow restoration companies to receive more business by way of natural disasters, which allows us to be of service to you!

If you are new to southern Arizona you might hear in late spring, someone saying “The monsoons are coming.” And yes, in the summer months you will find the monsoons. However, the word monsoons (plural) is not a proper word. The proper terminology is “monsoon thunderstorms”. The word “monsoon” is derived from the Arabic word “mausim” which means “season” or “wind-shift”. ¬†For most of the year (fall to spring) the wind flow into Arizona is from the west or northwest (California and Nevada). However, during the summer months the winds shift to a southerly or southeasterly direction. Because of this shift, Arizona gets moisture streams from the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, bringing thunderstorm activity into southern and central Arizona.

You might ask yourself, “When does the Arizona Monsoon season start”. In the past, it was thought to have started when the average daily dew point reached 55 degrees or higher 3 consecutive days or more. But in 2008, the National Weather Service officials decided to establish June 15th as the first day and September 30th as the last day of the Arizona monsoon season. In setting these dates the National Weather Service decided to take the guesswork out of the monsoon start and end dates and allow visitors and residents alike to be more concerned with monsoon safety.

Arizona’s monsoon season brings with it higher humidity, which can lead to thunderstorms, heavy rain, lightning, hail, high winds, flash flooding, dust storms, extreme heat, and now and then, short lived tornados. The moisture within these storms can bring the much needed rain into the area however if we just have the storm without the rain then we get lightning which can cause a number of wildfires.

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People generally like the monsoon thunderstorms because those storms can bring some heat relief. But with the storms comes other disasters that can cause all kinds of problems to homes, buildings, landscapes, and other property just to mention a few. The next blog will go into more details on each of the disasters.

STOP Restoration Mesa has seen water damage and other disasters caused by natural forces from a single monsoon thunderstorm. However should disaster strike your home or business, remember to call STOP at 480-818-1440 and count on us to provide quality disaster cleaning and repairs! We offer 24/7 emergency service for water, smoke, fire, wind, bio-hazard, vandalism, and other damage repair services. We service Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler (AZ) and other surrounding cities in the East Valley. We specialize in handling complexities of disaster situations and our team would be happy to help you out in an emergency. We take the worry out of the problem.