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.