The effects of Hurricane Katrina got more vivid after its onslaught. It caused $81 billion in property damages, making it the costliest hurricane ever in U.S history. It claimed the life of 1,836 individuals, and at least 705 persons are reported as still missing. People – many are farmers – have also lost their jobs, affecting their lives years after the hurricane has destroyed their properties.
With the devastating damages that hurricanes can cause, it is extremely important to plan how to mitigate the risk before the hurricane season arrives. One of the very first steps that you should take is to check the integrity of your house. By ensuring that your house can withstand the high-velocity winds that hurricanes have and that the place where your house is not prone to floods, then you can be more confident that your family and belongings can survive the onslaught of the hurricane until it passed.
The components of your house that you should check for quick restoration or total overhaul are the roofs (for holes and weak spots), windows and doors (for stability and strength), garage door (check that it can withstand high impact from flying debris), and the area around the house such as trees gutters, and other provisions which might get flown by the strong hurricane winds.
To help you prepare for the hurricane season more properly, check this infographic from Tauscher Cronacher and follow the tips to hurricane-proof your house in every hurricane season.
Infographic by: tauschercronacher.com