More Storm Readiness for New England Hurricane Season

In a prior blog entry, we spoke about the Atlantic hurricane season, and some hurricane preparedness steps we can all review.   Here are some additional thoughts on hurricane readiness. 

Before a hurricane, many people will put masking tape on windows to mitigate damage from breaking glass.  However, that's not always the best advice as today's windows are much safer and with older windows a strong wind will overcome the intent of the masking tape.

But anyone handy with the simplest of tools can perform steps outlined in the following video, courtesy of III (Insurance Information Institute).  Most of these steps have to do with ways you can keep wind and rain from penetrating weak spots that may be vulnerable in a home, such as roof shingles, small holes or cracks where data or phone wires come in, and door and window fortifications. 

 

After all, steps you can take to prevent a loss are generally less costly, less time consuming, and less of a hassle than steps you have to take after a loss occurs, and with hurricanes, we generally know when they are coming. 

Source:  III

 

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