When Hurricane Nicholas made landfall in Texas in September 2021, it was a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricanes, no matter the strength, can be very dangerous and destructive. Hurricane Nicholas was the sixth hurricane in the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
Protecting Your Property Against a Hurricane
Hurricane Nicholas was estimated to have caused between 1-2 billion dollars of U.S. insured losses, according to Risk Management (RMS). This includes damage caused by flooding, wind, and rainfall. While it is important to react quickly when a tropical storm or hurricane warning is issued, the real preparation occurs beforehand. This includes having an emergency plan, a stash of supplies, and properly insuring your property.
Your home or commercial property needs to be insured against flooding damage in addition to regular coverage, especially if the property is located in an area where hurricanes and intense storms are common. When water damage occurs in a home or business, acting quickly is of paramount importance. Entrusted provides water damage services to help restore your property back to normal quickly.
Hurricane Nicholas’ Impact
While no deaths due to Hurricane Nicholas were reported, the storm still had a massive effect on Texan communities. With rain totals that reached 14 inches near Galveston, roadways and highways were forced to close because of flooding and debris. This kind of quick rainfall and flooding can cause extensive water damage in homes and businesses.
The impact of a hurricane is extensive with both short-term and long-term effects. In the immediate aftermath, individuals affected by the storm begin the hurricane recovery process. This includes safely returning home, assessing damage to property, and starting the rebuilding process, both emotionally and literally.
The Aftermath of a Hurricane
While being prepared is your best defense against a hurricane or tropical storm, natural disasters are unpredictable. A water emergency can be overwhelming, but taking the proper steps and remaining calm is the best way to move forward. If your property is affected by a hurricane, our team at Entrusted can help you get your home or business back to normal.