Hurricanes are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. In the Central Pacific Ocean, an average of 3 tropical storms form. Two of which become storms form or move over the area during the season, which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year.
The vast majority of homeowners devastated by a hurricane lack flood insurance. This leaves homeowners who escape the storm with little financial help to rebuild their homes and replace treasured heirlooms like your rugs. Regular home insurance covers wind damage but not flooding. Homeowners have to purchase separate flood insurance policies from the government-run National Flood Insurance Program. However, this will end in late September unless Congress renews it.
Therefore, here are a few tips on how to prepare your treasured heirloom and area rugs for a hurricane: