Businesses across the central U.S. are at extreme risk for another round of severe weather that could spawn tornadoes and bring damaging winds this week.
Threats: heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, flooding, tornadoes, hail, damaging winds, power outages, property damage, travel disruptions
States affected: TX, OK, AR, KS, KY, TN, IL, IN, IA, MO, WI, MI, OH, PA, NY
When: Tuesday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 5
Destructive Severe Weather
AccuWeather For Business meteorologists are warning organizations across the central U.S. to prepare for significant disruptions from another round of severe weather that will bring an extreme risk of tornadoes, hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. Some storms could impact the same areas struck by tornadoes last week. Businesses using AccuWeather’s SkyGuardⓇWarning service will be better prepared with advance notice, site-specific warnings, and exclusive forecasts to help keep employees and customers safer.
The danger of severe thunderstorms will shift further east Wednesday up into western New York. The risks of these storms will be hail, isolated tornadoes, and damaging wind gusts of up to 70 mph with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 80 mph.
Thursday , the risk for severe thunderstorms is expected east of the Appalachians stretching from eastern Georgia up into southern New Jersey. The main risks from these storms include hail, downpours and damaging wind gusts of 50-60 mph with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 70 mph.
Businesses should also prepare for the following:
Ground logistics disruptions from flooding
Tornado potential, monitor closely; keep sheltering options in mind
Business interruptions due to extended power outages
Road closures due to flooding, downed trees, and power lines
Did you know that AccuWeather For Business gives two times more advance notice when tornadoes are in the forecast than all other sources, including the government? That means your business has precious additional time to protect your people and property better.
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