It's tropical storm and hurricane season and that means your home may be at risk for storm damage. The damage in our area caused by the 4th of July weekend storms is a good reason to start preparing your home if you haven't already.
Millions of dollars of home damage is caused by storms in Georgia every year. This can be alleviated by preparing your home for a storm before it happens, but many people don't act until it's too late.
"So many times people don't plan ahead, being prepared is important and well worth it if something should happen," says David Colmans.
Colmans is the Executive Director of the Georgia Insurance Information Service and says when planning ahead, there's one thing you shouldn't forget doing.
"The most important thing people miss is doing an active home inventory," says Colmans.
An active home inventory consists of going room-by-room, taking pictures of all the items. That includes going through closets and cupboards, then recording the items and how much they cost. A helpful resource for making an active home inventory is www.knowyourstuff.org.
A home inventory won't prevent storm damage, but if something were to happen, it will make replacing everything a lot easier. Additional things you can do to weather proof your home include:
For more tropical weather preparedness resources, see our Hurricane Center page.
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