After a hurricane, safety hazards and major health issues are left to be faced by the people of the affected place. You need to be very careful and wise enough in dealing with these serious damages for they can bring injuries and illnesses to you and your family. The streets filled with debris are dangerous and therefore, persons must be careful in passing by. When you are about to enter a building, check first if there are structural damages in order to make sure that the path is safe. If there will be any gas leak within your house, do not stay there. Stay outside first for several minutes before returning inside. If it is already dark and there is still a need for you to enter a building, do not make use of the flame as your light. Bring a flashlight that is battery-operated. Always look over your children and do not let them play near or within a damaged building that can collapse at any time. If you are to clean the debris in your place, protect yourself by wearing protective wears around your hands, feet, arms and legs. In cleaning the house furniture that is damaged by the flood, wear rubber gloves.
For your electrical safety, watch out for dangling or lose power lines within your place or along the roads. Make sure that all the gas and electric services are off by the moment that you will enter the house. Disconnect all the circuits, especially the main switch of the house. Seek the help of an electrician to solve the electrical problems easily and efficiently.
As a start of recovering, it is also important to have temporary repairs of your damaged properties. Clean the floor that has been affected by the flood. Look after and make the necessary construction aids to the walls, ceilings, windows or doors that might have been greatly affected by the flood.
One more significant thing to do is to assess the tree loss and the landscape in your place. If they have been damaged or decreased by the hurricane, make the necessary solutions. For the tree loss, you can make the trunks as temporary repair aids to your home and you must plant trees that are at least or more than the number of trees that have been torn down by the disaster. For the landscape, you can ask for the help of the responsible persons to fix or reconstruct the landscape within your area.
There are also homeowner insurance policies that are aiming to offer protection in cases of natural disaster loss. Research more about it and be familiar with the benefits that you and your family can get as your stepping stone toward survival from the destructive experience.
Dealing with properties after the hurricane is quite difficult, but as long as you are well determined and full of hope, you can do it. Do not count on the damages and loses that you had. Instead, focus more on recovering and appreciate the blessing of still being alive despite the unfortunate happening that you have undergone because of the hurricane.