When Thunder Roars Go Indoors!


I have heard many people say that the sound of thunder is one of their favorite sounds! A long low rumble has never bothered me, that is as long as I know tornados are not a threat at the time! Whether you find it soothing or not, you definitely should respect it.

According to NOAA, 49 people die from lightning each year in the United States. So far this year, 9 people have died while outdoors during a thunderstorm. The National Weather Service states that NO PLACE outside during a thunderstorm is safe. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. Simple rule of thumb, “When thunder roars, go indoors” and wait at least 30 minutes until after the last rumble of thunder to go back outside.

Here’s a few other lightning safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Monitor local weather conditions (by now we should all have a good weather app on our phones. How in the world did our grandparents survive anything!!!)
  • Stay indoors away from windows and doors (I am picturing right now all my neighbors who stand outside watching it!)
  • Unplug Electronics (Yep kids, even that router/wifi!)
  • Do not use wired devices (I remember getting yelled at by my mom once when I was younger to get off the (rotary!) phone during a storm! Who has those anymore!??)
  • Avoid standing in or running water (Standing in water seems like common sense, but I am pretty sure I have showered during a storm or two! Whoops!!!)

The weather for Minneapolis over the next week looks pretty quiet, just a few spotty thunderstorms here and there with some rainfall. “Quiet” doesn’t sound so bad right? If you experienced wind or water damage to your home after the storms that hit the north metro on June 11th I am sure that is music to your ears!  We at 24Restore do not wish disasters like this on anyone. We do however find great pride in coming to the rescue after a storm that has caused damage and restoring your property back to new!

Our professionals at 24Restore are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year!

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“24Restore came within an hour of our water damage to assess the problem and restore and reconstruct our kitchen and my office. Everyone from 24Restore was professional, kind and did an outstanding job of damage assessment and restoration.”

- Barbara R.

Your service was excellent. The young man was thorough and very dedicated to completing the job. He’s a good one. I would recommend your services to anyone who need them.

- Keith

Your team has been absolutely amazing, professional, sympathetic and wonderful. They took my mess and made it manageable as I shed a few tears, which they also consoled with empathy. At a time when we have floods and tornados city wide you responded within hours. Thank, I am impressed and I have passed the word on to many.

- Genie

Very good experience……everyone I dealt with through 24 Restore was very professional and very kind.

- Nancy

This note is a note of thanks and appreciation of the services provided…..we could even say our home looks better than before we incurred our water damage…Job well done!

- Jay and Susan

I don’t often take the time to write a follow up complimentary letter. However I was very impressed with 24 Restore and felt they went above and beyond to surpass expectations with WOW service. Thank you for the great service and great job that your team did to get my house back in shape.

- Jane

I have recommended them to many of my friends. They are the only service that I have ever used that always gets my stains out and that clean my carpets beautifully. I can’t say enough good thins about them

- Laura

Thank you for all the work put in to get out home……It would have been an impossible task for us to have accomplished in such a short time. We appreciate all that you have done for us! We are so grateful!

- Ken and Kathe

Yes. I appreciated the ability to funnel all activities thru a one-stop shop proved to be very valuable in a disaster project such as ours demo, construction and finish as well as work directly with insurance company. The team has been professional and those on site have been respectful of our home and schedule.

- Reed

Alex did a great job scheduling, coordinating, and keeping me informed. He made sure that everything was done in a timely manner. I always felt that my job was a priority. All the workmen did a great job and were very polite. I am pleased with the results. I would highly recommend your company!

- Linda – Minneapolis

From the time of initial contact to the time of job completion was 24 hrs. Very pleased with job outcome. Will definitely use you again. If ever in need.

- Kevin – St. Paul

Response time was awesome. We we’re bewildered by what was happening and what needed to be done. 24hr came in and took care of what needed to be done.

- Susan – Plymouth

I thought 24 was very professional and timely work.

- Veronica – Lake Elmo

24Restore was very responsive and did a thorough job plus they cleaned up after themselves.

- Jean – St. Cloud

The job was exceptionally well done. You were recommended to me by Dennis Carlson, a freind and I would definatley refer 24restore to friends and family.

- Jan – Anoka

Very Professional!

- Gordon – Andover

Everyone was on top of everything and got back to me in a reasonable time. Clean up was done absolutely perfect at the end of each job.

- Pam – Arden Hills

The guys who worked here were great, polite, personable and hard workers. They did a great job! So thankful this is over!

- Ron and Jackie – Minneapolis

Working with the employees at 24restore has been an easy process. They aimed to please.

Kudos to Shelli Abraham especially, she worked with the mortgage company and insurance company so I didn’t have to, I’m a caregiver for my husband with Dementia, she took the pressure off having to deal with them, thanks Shelli.

- Sharon and Ray Kelly – Maple Grove MN
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