How to Frugally
Prepare for a
Hurricane and Water Damage after Hurricane
Hurricanes cause both wind and water damage. Hurricanes
also spawn dangerous tornados and flooding. If possible, you should always get
out of the path of a major hurricane.
If you are going to stay in your home, you need to be prepared.
When the storm hits, you need to be in a "makeshift safe room." If
you have a bathroom in the middle of your house, without windows, you can get
into the bathtub and cover yourselves with a mattress. Before Hurricane
Andrew hit, one of the local weatherman in Miami advised people to do this, and
it saved many lives.
You need to get plywood and board up your windows, and you need
have all of the following below read to go:
- The water supply may become contaminated
Food- There will be limited supplies of food
available and roads may be congested.
Hygiene- Same as above
- In case power is not
The ground lines may go down or the cell phone towers may be disrupted.
3 Day Emergency
Kits - If your home is declared unsafe by civic authorities, you will
have to leave it.
Wind damage is covered by your regular homeowner
insurance. Flooding is not covered by your homeowner insurance.