The US East Coast is not the only area that has to worry about this year's hurricane season.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration believes that this year, there is a 70% chance of:
- 13 to 20 named storms.
- Winds of 39 mph or higher.
- 7 to 11 of them becoming full-blown hurricanes, with winds 74 mph or higher.
- 3 to 6 of them becoming major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher.
What does this mean for your property?
"As we saw first-hand with Sandy, it's important to remember that tropical storm and hurricane impacts are not limited to the coastline. Strong winds, torrential rain, flooding, and tornadoes often threaten inland areas far from where the storm first makes landfall," said Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA's acting administrator.
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- Outdated or clogged drainage systems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
Proud homeowners are also proactive homeowners. It's impossible to predict catastrophe, but being equipped with a firm knowledge base of your policy - in addition to having trusted, reputable sources of contractors in your community, is the preparation you can implement to relieve the hassle in the aftermath of an emergency.
More Info? Please visit Water Damage FAQs if you have any questions regarding the clean up and claim process.