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Things You Can Do to Protect Your Home From Severe Weather

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Things You Can Do to Protect Your Home From Severe Weather                                          Retrofit for flooding

The best way to physically protect your property from flooding is with a flooding retrofit. FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program have strict guidelines on what would work (and they aren’t cheap). Here are a few:

  • Elevate your home so that the lowest floor is at or above flood level.
  • Dry flood-proof your home so it can withstand floodwaters for at least 72 hours. This involves making the portion of a home that’s below flood level watertight using materials like concrete.
  • Wet flood-proof your house, which involves making changes that will allow floodwater inside a home’s structure to minimize damage.

TIP: Regular homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. And when you consider that almost 25% of all flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas, you may discover you need it. 


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