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3 Things to Understand About a Nor'easter

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

Nor'easter Facts You Should Be Aware Of

If you live in Egg Harbor Twp, NJ, you may be familiar with Nor'easters. This strong storm can cause significant damage, and it can be dangerous to be out in. Named because of the fact it normally hits the northeastern region, a Nor'easter may not come along very often, but you should be prepared if one does. The following are some Nor'easter facts you should be aware of.

1. It Generally Occurs During the Colder Months
The most common months for this storm are from September to April, as the cold air coming down from Canada mixes with warmer air, and this is a perfect combination for a big storm. However, this type of storm can happen at any time during the year.

2. A Nor’easter Produces Dangerous Conditions
This devastating storm produces heavy precipitation in the form of rain or snow, strong winds, high tides and rough seas. The storm typically lasts one or two days, and the conditions make it dangerous to drive or even be outside. The winds can cause power lines and trees to fall, causing widespread outages.
Flooding is a common occurrence with this type of storm. If you discover flood waters in your home, it is important to call flood restoration specialists to clean up the damage. Waiting to get rid of the water and dry things out can have disastrous results.

3. There are Two Different Types
The two types of storms are named after the gentleman, J.E. Miller, who first classified the storm in the 1940s. Miller type A forms along the Gulf coast and then moves up the east coast. This is the classic type. Miller type B forms in the Midwest and heads east towards the Appalachian Mountains.
A Nor'easter is a strong storm that causes a lot of damage. If you experience this type of storm and have damage to your home, it is important to start cleanup and restoration right away.

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