Your Home Was Destroyed During a Hurricane – Now What?

Your Home Was Destroyed During a Hurricane – Now What?


Dealing with a hurricane is bad enough – but if you had to evacuate and you came home to nothing, what are you supposed to do? What sorts of things are out there and how can you be sure that you’ve doing everything possible in order to stay ahead of everything?

When you’re dealing with your home being destroyed, you’re likely looking at a lot of different information about what you have a right to do and how you need to do things. How can you make sure that you’re doing things in a way that makes sense? Are there options that you have? Here are some things that you may want to consider.

Was Your Home Covered by Flood/Natural Disaster Insurance?

This is, of course, the first thing that you need to be sure that you look at in detail. What sort of insurance do you have? What are you looking at with that insurance and how much are you going to be able to get for what it is that happened to your home? If your home was covered, you’re in a much better position than you may have been otherwise.

Should You Rebuild Your Home?

This is a huge question, and it depends on a few factors. First, do you know how much it may cost? Will your insurance company cover it? Can you actually make repairs or is it going to be a case where you have to rip it all down and start from scratch? Talking with your insurance company and FEMA during these situations can help you to work out whatever you need to do in order to make plans and sort out what may be next. In any case, you want to act on advice and make sure that you don’t end up with more problems down the road.

Finding Temporary Housing

Dealing with anything related to home issues can be really hard, but you have an easier time taking care of things if you actually have somewhere that you’re able to stay. There are often a number of options available when you’re trying to deal with temporary housing and you want to be sure that you’re doing as much as possible in order to help your family so that they can have some semblance of normalcy during the process. You want to look for FEMA options and be sure that, no matter what has happened, you are going to feel okay and be able to work things out well.


Moving Forward

Take some time to really look at what is out there or help and how you can do what is necessary in regards to the situation at hand. Your insurance company should be able to deal with the issues at hand and you will be able to move forward and live as best as you can. It can be difficult, but there are options that can help to make the process a little easier for you in the end.


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