Hurricanes can cause massive flooding and are certainly not something to be taken lightly. Protecting your home and your possessions inside it is something that no one wants to overlook. Floods are the most expensive and most common natural disasters in the United States, and...

The pace at which hurricanes move across the planet is slowing, according to new research. This suggests Hurricane Harvey, which stalled over Texas last summer, may not have been an anomaly, and that highly destructive, slow-moving tropical storms are becoming more common. The reason Hurricane...

When it comes to hurricanes, one of the most important things to guarantee the safety of you and your family is to be sufficiently prepared. You should not only be adding physical protections to your home, but you also need to consider less obvious things,...

What is and isn’t storm surge. According to the National Hurricane Center, storm surge is the abnormal rise of water generated by a storm that goes above and beyond regular, astronomical tides. This rise in water level can – and has caused – extreme flooding, in...

Q- Should people who evacuate do anything special to help minimize damage to the electric and plumbing systems in their homes? A- If you plan to evacuate, turn off the circuit breakers for the water heater. Also, consider turning off power to your home at the...

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 with the peak period from early August through the end of October. The Atlantic basin includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. With this said, shouldn't we be prepared for...

As we say goodbye to another hot Florida summer, we also approach the height of hurricane season. This is no time to letyour guard down. It is important to stay informed in order to get as much warning as possible before a hurricane or even...