Tropical cyclones, also known as hurricanes or typhoons are potentially the most catastrophic natural phenomena with substantial and devastating effects that extend to a wider area accompanied by destructive wind gusts that can range from 63km/h to 279km/h, storm surges, tornadoes and torrential rain.
What is a Tropical Cyclone?
The scientific definition of a tropical cyclone is a non-frontal low pressure system of synoptic scale that forms over tropical waters, generally developing when the sea-surface temperature 26.5°C to a depth of at least 60m, with organised convection and maximum mean wind speed of 34 knots or 62.97km/h.
Tropical cyclones tend to cause detrimental effects as they create potential for torrential rain, extreme flooding and destructive winds, resulting in widespread damage to property and infrastructure, turning debris into lethal missiles and cause loss of lives. It is important to remember that the most damage is not caused by strong winds but by secondary events such as landslides, flooding, storm surges and tornadoes.
Tropical cyclones can cause the devastating phenomenon known as the storm surge, a rise in the seas surface that can reach up to 6 metres or 20 feet above normal sea levels resulting in inundation of low-lying coastal regions. The combination of wind gusts and water makes cyclones a severe threat for coastal areas throughout the months of November through to April. Tropical cyclones can last from anywhere between days to weeks, dissipating once it travels over land or cooler oceans.
Cyclones have significantly impacted the Australian population over and over again. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to stop these natural phenomena, our communities are still vulnerable and likely to experience more of these catastrophic weather events in the future given the continuous effects of global warming, urbanisation, population growth and settlements along the coastal areas.
We Can Help
When you’re faced with the dangers of a tropical cyclone in your area, you know you need a reliable partner to cover you through it all; an expert that can navigate the stormy and rainy cyclones to save your life and your home—We are Storm Assist.
Storm Assist is an Australian company that specialises in providing support to contractors providing storm damage remediation and restoration services in storm zones.
As our name suggests, we assist communities, governments and disaster managers to minimise injuries, moralities and displacements caused by bad weather events while also identifying risk factors related to the destructive weather.
Early and Clear Warnings You Need To Look Out For
Tropical cyclones are increasingly becoming a dangerous natural hazard in Australia, causing considerable property damage and loss of life each year. As such, early warnings and prior preparation by state and federal governments can help to mitigate its effects.
At Storm Assist, we are committed to your safety and protection before, during and after the cyclone. We boast an advanced tropical cyclone warning and forecasting system that helps us to give accurate and timely alerts to Australians in order to safeguard against the worst.
The directors of storm assist have a combined total of 13 experience, we have been offering a broad range of weather services including weather warnings, storm protection, roofing and gutter solutions, lighting and storm trackers.
We also provide useful information about mitigation measures that can help create a “window of opportunity” before a tropical cyclone turns into a landfall. In most cases, this has helped occupants in areas likely to be hit to evacuate in a timely manner.
Make Sure You Don’t Forget
Acting on warning messages and implementing procedures and safety measures can greatly enhance your safety. Alongside that, relying on Storm Assist for support, expertise and information when there’s threat of a tropical cyclone, means less loss and damage.
Are you or your properties prone to the effects of tropical cyclones? Whether you need to evacuate to safer grounds, insure your home and contents or stay up to date with the latest weather events, we’ve got you covered with a surety for faster responses and peace of mind.
Is your home or business threatened by catastrophic weather events? Don’t get caught out in the storm when you can get help and up-to-date forecasts from Storm Assist – your number one storm tracker.
As one of the leading Sales, Marketing and Business support providers to Contractors who provide storm damage remediation and restoration services in Australia; we guide you into the world of storm tracking devices that guarantee functionality and easy access to mapping information and providing up-to-the-minute news.
From insurance, storm protection services, energy, assessments to weather services, we offer necessary protection, advice and assistance so you will always be up-to-date with the latest and most trusted information about impending storms.
As a trustworthy resource for forecasting and mapping out impending storm movement in Australia, we provide estimations and reliable weather information to help with your basic risk awareness as well as a guide for decision making in the wake of a threatening storm.
Storm Assist is constantly monitoring satellite imagery and storm radars across the country to detect thunderstorms and extreme weather events.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Will Be Issued If The Following Is Expected:
- Damaging wind gusts (90 km/h or more)
- Large hail (2cm diameter or more)
- Very heavy rainfall (conducive to flash flooding)
Note: All thunderstorms generally produce lightning, and many produce gusty winds, brief heavy showers and hail.
Storm Assist endeavours to work closely with trusted weather monitoring sites, like the Bureau of Meteorology, to ensure that our valued customers are alert, informed and supported throughout weather events of all shapes and sizes.
The information contained in this article is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs, objectives or circumstances into consideration, and is not financial advice, legal advice or otherwise a recommendation to purchase any financial product or insurance policy. You should seek your own independent financial advice from a qualified financial and insurance adviser before making any financial decisions, and seek your own independent legal advice from a qualified solicitor before making any decisions of a legal nature.
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