It has been over 25 years since the Cape’s last hurricane – Hurricane Bob. Still there continues to be the annual Nor’Easter than in many respects has been more harmful than the occasional hurricane or superstorm similar to Super Storm Sandy that impacted New Jersey and New York last year. Typically, the major storm damage is wind-related from trees falling on homes or water damage and flooding.
If there are tree limbs over-hanging your home it is best to have them trimmed. A limb as small in diameter is three inches, can puncture a typical roof. Wind is often a culprit in roof shingles being uplifted and wires coming down. Common sense precautions include securing patio furniture and any other potential airborne objects.
If you are in a flood-prone area, it is wise to be attentive to the high tides for your area, especially if they coincide with storm surge or a full moon. As more and more of the Cape is developed, the amount of wetlands and non-developed land available to mitigate water tables is diminished.
It is always best to keep cell phones charged and a radio or Internet connection available for updates. We have experienced many a storm and usually, our disaster relief crews respond quickly, however in extreme conditions we are unable to meet the demand. It is therefore wise to contact us at the earliest signs of a problem from flooding, wind and more.
Let us all hope for a storm-free season that we can enjoy with family and friends. If you live on Cape Cod, Barnstable County, Plymouth County, Martha’s Vineyard, Falmouth and Sandwich, Dennis, Brewster, Harwich, Orleans or Provincetown and Truro, please contact us if you have storm-related problems. We will work directly with you and your insurance company to quickly and professionally clean up any damage and restore your home to its’ original beauty.
Provided as a public service by the staff of Oceanside Restoration of Hyannis, Massachusetts.