Severe Thunderstorms and Your Farm

Severe Thunderstorms and Your Farm

Severe thunderstorms can produce lightning, hail, high winds, even tornadoes or flash flooding, all of which can cause damage to your farm. Protecting your farm during severe thunderstorm situations can involve a variety of actions, from inspecting and maintaining the property to installing protective devices or materials.

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Assessing and Repairing Leaky Roofs: Safely Fixing a Watery Problem
Factsheet discussing causes of leaks and temporary repairs during or after severe storm situations.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Lightning Protection for Farms
Factsheet discussing the impact of lightning to property and way to prevent lightning strikes to your buildings.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Lightning Protection for the Farm
Factsheet discussing lightning protection systems and their components.
Penn State Cooperative Extension Service