WASHINGTON (June 29, 2012) – As Florida residents clean up in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby, many more Americans can anticipate flooding and damage during this year's hurricane season. HouseLogic.com, the award-winning comprehensive website for home owners from the National Association of Realtors®, offers valuable resources and information to help residents clean up after floods.
"The damage from natural disasters like floods and hurricanes not only affects individual families but also entire communities," said NAR President Moe Veissi, broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami. "As my fellow Floridians recover from the flooding that accompanied this latest storm, HouseLogic hopes to help homeowners across the country prepare and protect their homes and families throughout this hurricane season."
Much of the country's hurricane-related flooding typically occurs along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. According to the NAR's most recent data on existing-home sales, more than half of recent home purchases were in the Northeast and the South. Vacation home buyers are also attracted to those areas. According to NAR's 2012 Investment and Vacation Home Survey, 42 percent of vacation homes purchased last year were in the South and 15 percent were in the Northeast. But flooding doesn't just follow hurricanes, and it occurs in every part of the country due to events such as storms and rising rivers.
HouseLogic visitors can use the Flood Cleanup Guide for helpful articles like "What to Do in the First 24 Hours After a Flood," "Flood Cleanup Kits Prepare You for High Tides," and "Water Damage: 8 Ways to Dry Out and Move On." The site also provides advice on how to determine what items might be salvageable.
For more information on home flood preparedness and tips on how to make smart decisions and take responsible actions to maintain, protect and enhance the value of your home, visit www.houselogic.com.
HouseLogic is a free source of information and tools from the National Association of Realtors® that helps homeowners make smart decisions and take responsible actions to maintain, protect, and enhance the value of their home. HouseLogic helps homeowners plan and organize their home projects and provides timely articles and news; home improvement advice and how-tos; and information about taxes, home finances, and insurance.
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