Everyone is usually prepared for the chaotic atmosphere created by a raging storm. Windows are boarded up, items are placed in storage sheds and garages, and candles, water and other necessities are purchased in bulk. However, what happens when the storm is over?

A surprising number of homeowners are ill-prepared for what actions need to be taken after a storm. Not being prepared for the recovery phase after a catastrophe could result in numerous problems that range from delays with insurance claims to extensive and costly repairs.

The following is a quick guide that will help any homeowner be prepared for what to do after a storm or natural disaster.

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