The wide and varying natural beauty of the United States is a result of diverse topography and climate, yet these are also catalysts for natural disasters and weather threats such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, tornadoes and extreme winter weather.
In 2017, America experienced the most devastating year on record with $306.2 billion in property loss from weather and climate-related disasters1. The damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria alone were responsible for approximately $265 billion of the $306.2 billion. That year, weather and climate-related disasters claimed the lives of 508 people2 and injured many more both physically and psychologically.
Studies show preparedness is the best way to mitigate the damage from natural disasters and severe weather. To help create a culture of readiness, CertainTeed has developed an extensive list of resources to help you prepare your home and family for such events, as well as information to assist you in the process of dealing with a storm-damaged home.