First, have an evacuation plan in place that you and your family have practiced before the emergency occurs. By planning ahead, you should be able to evacuate with all your family members and your most important personal items.
Second, it is important that you keep water and wind out of your home in order to survive the storm. Tips for survival include:
- Seal your home's storm shutters and any loose openings.
- Secure loose roof shingles.
- Seal cracks in your home's beams and arches.
- Reinforce garage doors.
- Trim trees back that could pose a danger.
- Remove outdoor furniture and lawn items that could move in a windstorm.
- Pick up any unsecured items outside of your house when you know the storm is coming.
When loose items are outside your home, they can be picked up and thrown in a serious windstorm or hurricane. By making your home more danger-resistant, you will be protecting your family and your home from additional damage.
If you need help with your Hurricane Irene claim or any other residential property claim, please call our qualified Texas insurance litigation lawyers to schedule a free, no-obligation discussion of your case. Call the Voss Law Firm at 888-614-7730 today.