August 29th, 2011, posted by Brandon
So what are you supposed to do after the hurricane? After a week’s worth of The Weather Channel nonstop, a lot of time has opened in my schedule and so I put together this list.
1. Inspect your home. Take note of any damage or maintenance issues that have appeared like hanging gutters, missing shingles etc.
2. Look for any leaks or erosion around the base of your house.
3. Think twice before calling your insurance company. You probably have at least a $1000 deductible, and minor damage is likely better paid out of pocket than risk increasing your insurance rates for 10 years for a $5000 claim.
4. Eat all the food you bought last week! By the looks of the lines at Harris Teeter on Friday (yes, I too was in that line with my bottled water), you probably went overboard and have enough bread and milk to last you through Halloween, so eat up!
You deserve it after all – you survived the earthquake and the hurricane. Let’s hope this week is less eventful.