With Hurricane Florence set to deliver a devastating blow to the Carolinas beginning late Thursday morning through the weekend, residents there are bracing for the worst.
But while many homeowners are boarding up windows and stocking up on food and water, thousands of workers across a number of industries are in overdrive, helping to serve, protect, save, restore and relieve the communities that will be affected by the storm.
Two-thirds of the USA homeowners have no idea what to do in the event of a disasterWhat’s disturbing, however, is the fact that two-thirds of American homeowners have no idea what to do in the event of a disaster, according to a new survey by Belfor Property Restoration. What’s more, only 7% of respondents listed hurricanes as their top concern when it comes to natural disasters; most cited tornadoes (25%) and fires (20%). And even though floods are the most common and costly natural disaster, only 8% of respondents listed flooding as a top concern.
Fortunately, there are people ready to spring into action when storm surges, flooding and high winds threaten.