Is Your Home Disaster-Proof?

Aug 26, 2015

We are in the midst of natural disaster season, when hurricanes, tropical storms, wildfires, and floods can hit several vulnerable areas in the United States.

Today the state of Washington is battling a group of wildfires that has already been called the largest in its history. Tropical Storm Erika is quickly developing into a hurricane and is expected to move within 200 miles of South Florida by August 30.

There is some good news. Tropical Storm Danny, which was predicted to eventually develop into a Category 3 hurricane, has just lost its storm status, and forecasters have predicted a below-average Atlantic hurricane season.

But natural disasters can be unpredictable. They can cause catastrophic damage to those who are not prepared. This week marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a storm that devastated the city of New Orleans and caused billions of dollars worth of damages to homes and businesses.

If you’re a homeowner who lives in a state with a history of natural disasters, there are ways to protect your home — like buying specialized insurance policies and making home improvements — from potential damage.

Our infographic will offer you tips to keep in mind when preparing your home for a natural disaster.

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