Why is it important to pick up debris after a storm?
Storms of all types can wreak havoc on your property in all kinds of way.
Flooding and water damage are urgent problems that must be dealt with immediately. Lightning strikes can lead to trees falling and fires starting.
These are massive, flashy problems that most people are aware of. Not as many people are aware of the risks that something as simple as storm debris can pose, though.
After all, picking up debris is a chore, and it's your yard anyway, right?
Maybe so, but that debris can be deadly in the wrong conditions.
Storms typically bring high winds along with them. These high winds, on their own, generally don't pose too much of a threat to a person or their property.
But when these winds pick up debris, like rotting or fallen trees or even displaced gravel, things can get serious quickly. These forms of debris become projectiles.
So after a storm, and especially before a storm, make sure you clear your property!