Shoring up your home now can help you to weather any storm — from a tornado to a wildfire to an earthquake. Long-term storm prep includes a variety of tasks and upgrades that vary based on the types of natural disasters where you live.
It’s important to think ahead and prepare for storms because severe weather is only getting worse. Last year set a record with $95 billion in damages from weather and climate disasters, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This total came from 22 disasters, including the 2020 summer wildfires that ripped across the western United States.
Below are some practical steps you can take to protect your home from natural disasters or storms.