There’s nothing more frustrating than having nature turn against you. Everything is out of your control, and while forecasts and weather radars can help us prepare, the actual damage of a storm can surprise us and add up in costs. The best way to make sure you can recover from storm damages is to make sure you’re prepared financially, and that involves an insurance policy. Your home needs to be covered for water damage, windstorm damage, debris, sewer backup, flooding complications, and you’ll need additional living spaces in case something does happen and you need a place to stay. Once you know you’re covered, calling for storm damage services shouldn’t be too much of a hassle.
Make sure you are prepared for your insurance claims. Dealing with insurance is a lengthy and frustrating process. Make temporary repairs, be patient, let you and your family take your time recovering from the financial and physical damages.
Also remember to stay safe. Your house is basically a construction zone at this point, and any broken glass, hanging limbs, falling roofs, or fallen power lines need to be avoided. If you smell gas, immediately shut off the gas line, open windows, and go outside. Notify all of the proper authorities and do not go back home until someone of authority has given you the all-clear. Don’t stand in any standing water without first making sure there is no risk of electrocution. Children like to splash around, but make sure they know beforehand what to do in case of a severe storm and damage like this. Let them know that frolicking through the puddles shouldn’t be done at a disaster zone, and that it’s important to stay clear of damages should anything fall.
More than anything, remain hopeful and don’t let frustration get the best of you. All good things come to those who wait.