Sandbags can be useful in redirecting storm water and debris flows away from your home. But be sure that the sandbags are properly filled and maintained.
Homeowners can select from either the easy link or comprehensive tool to get an approximate cost. Please note that all costs are approximate, include installation charges and are based on an average price derived from three vendors. Homeowners should check with local distributors for more information.
When assembling a disaster kit in preparation for storms or emergencies, it is important to consider all eventualities. Make plans now for food, medicine, money and essentials so that you won’t be caught short in an emergency.
A safe room, or storm shelter, provides the highest degree of protection for you and your family from the dangerous forces of extreme winds and debris impacts. Consider the following information for building or installing a safe room
The odds may seem like a million to one you'll ever experience serious flooding. But it happens more than you'd think. In fact, 90 percent of all natural disasters declared by the President involve flooding.
If you have a disability or special need, you may have to take additional steps to protect yourself in an emergency. If you have family, friends or neighbors with special needs, help them with these extra precautions.
The following basic recommendations can be used in extreme emergencies to add temporary plywood shutters to doors and windows.
When you are preparing to clean after a flood, start with safety. Here are tips to ridding your home of moisture safely.
Flooding causes more than 90 percent of all disaster-related property damage in the United States but most homeowner policies do not cover flood damage. Because of this, homeowners need flood insurance—a special policy backed by the federal government, with cooperation from local communities and private insurance companies.
Flooding causes more than 90 percent of all disaster-related property damage in the United States but most homeowner policies do not cover flood damage. Because of this, homeowners need flood insurance -- a special policy backed by the federal government, with cooperation from local communities and private insurance companies.