How Changing Weather & Climate Are Affecting Our Lives

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You're probably familiar with common weather events where you live, like hurricanes, tornadoes or severe winter storms in the northern states. Climate changes are increasing the types and number of weather emergencies we're facing today, affecting more states and the people who live there.

Homeowners lives are more complicated today as we exit the pandemic and find our way in a now, uncertain economy. At the same time, we also need to consider how increasing numbers of weather emergencies can affect our homes and ... communities.

These weather events include (and remember, the map above only shows those climate disasters that cost Americans more than one billion dollars):

  • Water damage from hurricanes, extreme rainfall or extreme cold where homes like those in Texas, aren't prepared for.
  • Damage from ice dams with unusual snowfall and cold spells, primarily in the northeast with older homes that lack adequate insulation.
  • Hail storms like those shown above in Texas and Ohio.
  • Fire damage due to lighting strikes, local fires and wildfires.
  • Wind damage from tornadoes and other severe storms.
  • Damage caused to landscaping and agriculture due to drought conditions.

Learn how homeowners can more effectively protect their homes, along with community improvements being made across the US, to meet today's climate emergencies.

 

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Comments (3)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tina, we definitely are much dryer than decades ago, creating dangerous fires all year long.

May 26, 2022 06:42 AM
Tina Gleisner

Joan, It's truly scary how vulnerable our homes & communities are to the changing weather patterns. It's time to take action to slow the changes & prepare for potential outcomes ... and that starts with education.

May 27, 2022 04:44 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I'm not surprised that you don't have many comments.  The public doesn't really buy into climate change.  3 years ago I was asked by the Presidential Advisory Group, NAR, to a session in Chicago about Climate Resilience. As a GREEN designee for NAR, I totally get it.  Climates are changing and we're seeing more of everything, including pollen!  Our meeting was very interesting.  Watch for all of the updates from NAR re Sustainability Committee, etc.  They are taking this seriously.   We listened to a presentation by Core Logic that properties in the path of natural disasters are over-valued by $9 BILLION!  Yup Billion.  They will see their valuations drop as compared to similar homes in the coming years.   

May 26, 2022 08:11 PM
Tina Gleisner

Thanks Jan for letting me know NAR is paying attention to green as I moved away from the real estate world when I left AZ. I'm going to dig into Core Logic, a company I don't trust as there is some kind of game going on where they're telling mortgage servicers that people need flood insurance when they don't! If you want to see the nightmare they're causing, you can check out my personal story, Flood Insurance Nightmare.

May 27, 2022 07:02 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

May 30, 2022 03:42 AM