Posts in the Disaster Recovery Category

9 Effective Ways to Protect Your Home From Natural Disasters

Between 1851 and 2017, there were a total of 91 major hurricanes (categories 3-5). The two most expensive Hurricanes, Katrina and Harvey, each cost $125 billion in damages. This amount doesn’t take into account tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis that tear through homes across the world. How would your home hold up if devastation were to […]

Disaster Relief: How to Become a Red Cross Volunteer

The Red Cross organization has become a household name in the aftermath of disasters. Whenever disaster strikes, they are one of the first organizations on the scene. With a strong hurricane season looming ahead, not only do you want to make sure that your home is taken care of, you also want to be in […]

How Do Floods Form: The Science and Dangers

There are very few areas in the world where flooding isn’t a concern. Not even mountainous regions are resistant to the devastation of floods. Where there is rain, floods can easily follow. Floods are among the leading causes of global deaths. Flash floods can hit without warning, taking thousands of lives and costing nations billions […]

Tips for Salvaging Flood Damaged Photos

The beginning of the rainy reason marks the beginning of the constant fear of threats of floods and leaks. Experts predict at least five to seven hurricanes to hit the country this year alone. With hurricane chances that high, protecting your home from water damage should be a top priority. Torrential rains can pose many different […]

What Last Year’s ‘Mild’ Hurricane Season Could Mean for 2019 Forecasts

What last year’s ‘mild’ hurricane season could mean for 2019 forecasts At first, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season wasn’t exactly one for the record books. Sure, it was an above-average period for tropical storm activity – producing 15 named storms, three more than what is typical – but it wasn’t nearly as destructive a stretch […]

What to Expect From the Atlantic Hurricane Season

What to Expect From the Atlantic Hurricane Season The summer will be heating up soon enough and so too will the Atlantic hurricane season. Over a six-month period – stretching from June 1 to Nov. 30 – business owners up and down the eastern seaboard hold their collective breath, hoping that a tropical storm won’t […]

Tarping a Roof and Other Emergency Repairs to Take Care of After a Storm

It seems like every day there’s breaking news about some sort of major weather event. From devastating hurricanes and tornados, to raging monsoons and bomb cyclones, people all across the United States are impacted by the wrath of Mother Nature.  Are you prepared for the next major storm? When a major storm rolls through, it […]

Flood Damage Restoration: Everything You Need to Know

Between Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the combined cost in losses was over $270 billion. And while 200 million Americans are at risk of flooding caused by nature, just as many floods occur as a result of household plumbing. Regardless of the reason, cleaning up the mess left on your floor is a time-sensitive process. If you’re […]

In the Calm After the Storm: How to Check Your Home for Storm Damage

When Mother Nature hits, your home is often in the path of destruction. Storm damage, however minor, can cause expensive long-term problems when repairs aren’t carried out quickly. High winds, heavy rain, flooding, and even lightning can all cause damage to your property. From water running down roof beams into the walls to debris damaging windows, […]

How to prepare your home for spring storms

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms Spring means warmer temperatures and blooming flowers, but it can also mean unpredictable weather. During spring, cold air from the north clashes with the humid, warm air from the Gulf of Mexico setting the stage for intense weather. With high winds, flooding, hail, tornadoes and thunderstorms, spring […]