As one of the most hurricane-prone areas in the world, preparing for
hurricanes has become a part of the Gulf Coast lifestyle. But, with sea
levels and ocean temperatures rising, states along the northeastern
coastline are now seeing stronger storms and an increased threat of
hurricane damage with each passing year. As a result, members in the
Northeast should shift their mindset and consider proactively protecting
their home and property from this extreme weather.
One member living on the coastline in Louisiana decided to remodel his home with the most wind-resistant materials possible—far beyond building code requirements. When Hurricane Ida hit his neighborhood—a Category 4 storm that made landfall just west of New Orleans in 2021—his renovations had been completed and his home was unaffected.
Making updates to your home and understanding your insurance coverage are important steps in proactively approaching hurricane preparedness beyond the Gulf and Southeast regions.