What to Do After a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

You probably know that you should evacuate the area as directed in the case of a severe tropical storm or hurricane. It can be very nerve wracking to have to leave your home and all of your possessions behind to flee the area, and you might be anxious about what you will come home to. Although you may simply have relief that your home is still standing, it is important to take some steps when you arrive back at home to ensure that you and your family are safe.

Check All Points of Entry

Check all of the points of entry to your home, including every window and door. Make sure that the storm didn’t cause any holes, drafts, or shattered windows. If you do have broken windows or doors, get some plastic and wood to cover the entryways completely to protect your home and belongings while you are waiting for repairs. Call a contractor right away.

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3 Reasons Not to Put Off Repairing Storm Damage

Having your home in the path of a major storm can be extremely expensive and stressful. While you will need to contact your insurance right away, it is not wise to put off starting your repairs. Here are three reasons not to put off repairing storm damage.

Reduce Chances of More Flooding

If you do not repair storm damage right away, you could experience additional flooding in your home. If another storm comes on the tail of the last, you could experience some additional water damage if you haven’t repaired the original damage. This can cost you even more money and damage your belongings.

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