Communities Prep for 2013 HURRICANE SEASON

Communities Prep for 2013 HURRICANE SEASON

As we look forward to winter winding down, local and federal government agencies, as well as local emergency relief experts convened earlier this year to prepare for the upcoming season's weather challenges.

In January, President Obama signed the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 which gives additional federal appropriations to individuals, businesses, local and federal government agencies that need assistance in the event of catastrophic disaster.

What you need to know:

Homeowners and individuals within communities are encouraged to educate themselves on all emergency relief assistance available to them, mitigation topics, and flood insurance coverage. Water flood damage is the most common natural disaster to homes and properties across the nation; and its specific cause is the distinguishing factor insurance policies use for coverage purposes.

What causes water flood damages?

  • Heavy rainfall
  • Overflowing lakes or rivers
  • Rise in sea level
  • Outdated or clogged drainage systems
  • Plumbing system issues

Technical professionals, who respond to emergency water flood damages and their aftermath, are encouraged to participate in continuing education classes in order to be knowledgeable of the latest advancements and methods for structural water damage recovery procedures.

What topics cover the latest in-depth industry trends?

  • Air duct cleaning
  • Emergency water removal
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Mold inspections and remediation
  • Indoor air quality solutions

Communities of property owners and individuals are provided with resources and information regarding action-plans and next-steps when requesting recovery and receiving assistance.

Take Aways?

This new legislation not only offers additional appropriations for various local and federal agencies, it prompts communities and emergency industry professionals to have an action-plan for disaster risk reduction and recovery.

If you have questions concerning your community's action plan; or your business and/or colleagues want to learn more about the latest industry standards, please visit