Whether from a thunderstorm, hurricane, or tornado; high winds can damage roofs and rip off siding. Find out what you can do to protect your home before it’s too late! Hurricanes From high winds to severe flooding, hurricanes often cause extensive damage along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Seaboard. Find out how to protect your home from wind damage, and what you should have on hand before a hurricane hit. Floods can be caused by prolonged heavy rain as well as the storm surge from a hurricane. Check to see if your house is in a flood plain, and purchase flood insurance if it is. Tornadoes Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes can strike with little warning in a matter of minutes. If you live in a tornado-prone area, a storm shelter is your best line of defense. Storm shelters can be underground or built as a safe room in your home. Snow and ice storms are a fact of life in the North, and can even occur as far as the deep South. They often result in tree damage and a lack of power, so having a generator on hand is a good precaution. Homeowners Insurance It’s important to make sure your home is properly covered by insurance from damage caused by wind, water, and fire before a storm strikes. Read your insurance policy carefully and make sure you understand what’s covered and make an inventory of your possessions to use for claims.
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