There is nothing more frightening than getting an alert on your smartphone that reads “Tornado Warning” while simultaneously hearing your town’s tornado sirens going off. You know that is the time to take cover and begin your storm safety preparations, because safety should always come first so you can keep yourself and your family safe.
After the Storm
When you first hear the alerts going off, you should be hunkered down with your family in a basement, a bathtub, or a similar safe space, with no windows surrounding you. Only once the storm has subsided should you think about coming out and assessing the damage.
When the storm has passed, you can begin to see how the storm affected your property. If you suffered any damage from a tornado, you will have to think about what to do next.
If Your Home Was Damaged
If you begin assessing your home and property only to find that you were affected in some way by the tornado, you will have some options you can take to have any damage repaired.
· Get in touch with your insurance provider
Your homeowner’s insurance policy should include coverage which will help you cover for damages to your home in the event of natural disasters, such as tornadoes.
· Think about personal property coverage
If specific items inside of your home were damaged or destroyed thanks to the tornado, you could probably get them replaced or have the value of the item compensated to you through your personal property coverage.
When you know your insurance or personal property coverage will be able to help you when it comes to damages, you will be able to rest a little easier when you know you won’t have to shell out a bunch of money to have things repaired or replaced.
Getting Your Home Patched Up
If needed, you can reach out to local construction crews (if one isn’t recommended by your insurance company) to give you quotes on restoring your home to its former glory. You can get multiple quotes from different crews so you can pick and choose which one will be able to work the best with your budget, and in no time, you can have your home fixed and finally put the events of the tornado behind you.