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<span>topic analysis:</span>  How to Make Sure Your Home Is Hurricane Ready

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  • Hurricanes wreak havoc on your home and your life. While nothing can completely spare your home and your wallet from the damage that the storm brings, there are some steps you can take to make your home more hurricane ready.

    Here’s a look at a few of them:

    • 1) seal holes and cracks
    • 2) stock up on plywood
    • 3) reinforce your garage door
    • 4) peruse insurance policies
    • 5) clean up potential projectiles

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hurricane ready

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Seal holes and cracks

Notes:

  • Any waterproofing job you’re going to do on your home for this purpose should include patching up holes and cracks.
  • Some areas of your home, like the basement, can be particularly vulnerable to such wear and tear if not treated with the appropriate coating. Additionally, weather fluctuations can wreak havoc on the your doors’ and windows’ seals.
  • Broken-down seals allow rainwater to penetrate your home, making your home less safe during big storms.
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YOUTUBE: katrina day by day (new win)

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hurricane ready

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Stock up on plywood

Notes:

  • Speaking of your windows, they’re going to take a beating if you’re in the path of the storm. That’s why it’s good to stock up on plywood, which many people use to reinforce and to protect their windows when the winds get strong.
  • For those who don’t want to board up their homes like they’re prepping for a zombie apocalypse, you can also get storm shutters to protect your windows. These can be left open most of the time, then securely shut over your windows as a protective barrier between the hurricane and the window glass.
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hurricane ready

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Reinforce your garage door

Notes:

  • Hurricanes are strong enough to blow your garage door in, which could potentially tear up your house. This means that you’re going to want to make sure that your garage door is one with an appropriate hurricane rating.
  • You can also help reinforce your garage door further by applying a vertical brace to your garage door and reinforcing the brace with wooden beams. This should not be necessary with the appropriate garage door, but can help your garage door last longer during extreme hurricanes.
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Hurricane Isabel – September 2003
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hurricane ready

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Peruse your insurance policies

Notes:

  • Not all insurance policies cover floods and other natural disasters, so it’s a good idea to see what your policy will cover. If you find your coverage is lacking, then see about supplemental insurance if it’s available.
  • It may mean the difference between you being able to rebuild or not after the storm is over. Of course, it may be more difficult to afford hurricane home insurance in areas that are prone to frequent hurricanes, especially if your home is close to danger zones like the coast, so be sure to shop around for all available options in your area.
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Clean up potential projectiles

Notes:

  • Under normal circumstances, your patio furniture is a place to sit on a warm evening. In a hurricane, these items become projectiles that damage your home.
  • Before a big storm hits, go around and pick up any items that could turn into debris, whether it’s fallen tree branches or your kid’s bike.
  • If you have an above-ground trampoline, make sure that you have it disassembled and put away during hurricane season, as these have been known to be blown away even in non-hurricane winds.
  • CONCLUSION

    Hurricanes become a tiny bit less scary if you prepare your home for them. Reinforcing doors and windows, picking up big objects and sealing up your home all count as steps you can take before the big storm hits.

  • Doing so will help protect your property from high velocity winds and extreme flooding, even should you be forced to evacuate the area.
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