How To Prepare for a Hurricane like Harvey or Irma

Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey off the coast.So far in 2017, it’s been a bad year for hurricanes. The category 4 Hurricane Harvey started with destructive high winds and devolved into a tropical storm that flooded huge parts of Texas, including much of Houston. Due to preparation, the loss of life has been relativity low, but the property damage could put it up there near Katrina at an initial unofficial estimate of over 70 billion dollars in damages. At the time of this writing, the next US-bound hurricane, Hurricane Irma, has been upgraded to a category 5 (meaning winds over 157 miles per hour). With both of these in mind, it’s time to learn about what to do if you’ve got a hurricane incoming. [Read more…]

Hurricane Season: Flood Preparation and Recovery Tips

Hurricane Season Sign With Stormy BackgroundHurricanes can cause great damage. Last year alone, there were 15 named storms and 7 hurricanes that raised concern. It’s important to ensure you protect yourself, your family, and your home if a hurricane does occur. A hurricane is considered a strong storm that has high winds, heavy rainfall, potential flooding and much more with hurricane season running from June 1st to November 30th. Is your family fully prepared for an unexpected hurricane and what needs to be done following it? Continue reading to find out. [Read more…]

Floodproofing Your Home

Floodproofing, TJ Woods Insurance, Worcester, MA71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water. Odds are, some of that water will end up in your house at some point. It is unavoidable: no matter how well you waterproof your house, some H2O will leak in. So since you cannot prevent it from entering, here are some good ways to make sure it does not ruin your house and belongings. [Read more…]

How to Prepare for a Flood

Hurricane season starts at the beginning of June, and with it comes severe storms and heavy rain. Living by the coast or a body of water increases your risk of flooding. Whether it’s flash floods or minor basement flooding, you don’t want your valuables to be wrecked. Flood damage can be very costly, so you’ll want to make sure your home is prepared in case it starts to fill with water.  [Read more…]