Hurricanes: Checklists and Aftermath

This hurricane season has been and continues to be very active.  We've compiled some of the best resources for your home.

How to prepare, what should be in your home's emergency kit, and supplies to have on hand:

 
 

The best source for up to date hurricane information and projected paths is the NOAA Hurricane Center.  Their hurricane hunters are flying into and around the hurricane daily to provide frequent and thorough reports several times a day.  If you are looking for information on Hurricane Jose, take a look at the most recent images


 Image source from Houzz and American Red Cross

Image source from Houzz and American Red Cross

  • Before heading home, be sure it's safe to return. 
  • Know whom to contact and how. 
  • Inspect for and document the damage.
  • Conduct the inspection with an expert. 
  • Get rid of the water. 
  • Remove the damaged contents.
  • Air out and disinfect affected areas. 
  • Clean up the yard. 

 Image source from Houzz

Image source from Houzz

  • Prepare for a dreary greeting. 
  • Dry it out now. 
  • Contact your insurance company.
  • Get the company to send an adjuster
  • Inspect for mold. 
  • Begin reconstruction. 
  • Be prepared.
  • Find a holding zone.
  • Set yourself up. 
  • Consider upgrades carefully. 
  • Review your insurance coverage. 
  • Check in. 

Source:  Vox