Things You Can Do to Protect Your Home From Severe Weather
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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