We never know when and where a hurricane will strike. Because of this, it’s important to take time to take steps to prepare your property for the possibility of a severe weather event.
One of the most serious threats posed by hurricanes is potential flooding. This is particularly serious if your property is located along the shore, or in a low-lying area. While there’s no way to avoid a hurricane or serious storm, there are things you can do to minimize the amount of water getting into your property.
Here are 3 things you can do to minimize flood damage:
Use Sand Bags
If placed in the correct locations, sandbags can be a very effective to reduce the impact of minor flooding. During a severe storm like a hurricane, sandbags are best placed across entrances, garage doors, sliding doors or any other opening that water at ground-level to flow inside.
Board-Up / Shutter Windows
Using storm shutters or boarding up your property’s windows will prevent them from blown-out or shattered by flying debris. Remember, once a window is compromised, rain water and debris will continue to pour in until the storm is over. If you’re using plywood, consider measuring all of your windows ahead of time, and store pre-cut pieces of wood so you’ll have them ready to go if needed!
Check Your Roof
Roof leaks are the worst! When a storm hits, the last thing you need is to discover water pouring through the ceiling of your home. Old roofs are extremely susceptible to damage from high winds, which tear off roof shingles and allow water to leak in. Make sure you have you roof inspected prior to hurricane season.
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