Category: Hurricanes

Hurricane moving to land

The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season begins today!

Although the Pacific Hurricane season already started on May 15, it’s the Atlantic Hurricane season that begins today, June 1 that gets most of the attention.  In recent years, Atlantic Hurricanes and tropical systems have caused serious and expensive damage to both coastal and inland areas. FEMA is encouraging families to prepare!  Get familiar with…..

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PrepareAthon! is April 30th

Did you know April 30, 2014 is a National Day of Action?  America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.  It’s sponsored by FEMA, and intended for individuals, groups, and communities. Find…..

READ MORE »Posted on April 19th, 2014 in category: Fire, Flood, Hurricanes, Preparedness Tips, Tornados

Hurricane Sandy - New Jersey

New York Hurricane Recovery

As a follower of the FEMA blog, we found today’s post by Michael Byrne, Federal Coordinating Officer, to be an amazing reflection on the recovery efforts to support New Yorkers after Hurricane Sandy.  You can read the blog post at  New York, One Month After Sandy In this short excerpt, Michael describes the support…..

READ MORE »Posted on November 30th, 2012 in category: Hurricanes, Recovery Tips

after the hurricane

Overwhelmed with your insurance claim process?

Any disaster survivor can tell you that “after” a disaster is certainly not the ideal time to learn about what your insurance covers, and about the process to make a major claim.  The truth is many people don’t know until it’s time to make a major claim.  When there is a natural disaster like Hurricane…..

READ MORE »Posted on November 15th, 2012 in category: Hurricanes, Preparedness Tips, Recovery Tips

Flood dry-out companies can cost you an arm and a leg!

After a flood, you need to carefully consider what course of action you will take to repair your home.  Obviously, standing water needs to be extracted, but you need to determine if it is more cost effective to remove and replace water damaged drywall, cabinetry, flooring, or baseboards, rather than paying a dry out company…..

READ MORE »Posted on October 30th, 2012 in category: Flood, Hurricanes, Insurance

Flood damage

Hurricane, Tropical Storm or Depression, the end result is a Flood!

As we watch the incredible impact of the latest hurricane, Issac, we are reminded of how much damage happens with so much water coming on to land.  The storm will end, but the resulting floods are lasting.  The FEMA blog posts lots of helpful information related to recent disasters.  Their coverage on Issac includes Safety…..

READ MORE »Posted on August 31st, 2012 in category: Flood, Hurricanes