Hurricanes (or tropical cyclones) are one of nature’s most powerful and destructive manifestations of its power over humans. They bring storm surges, high-powered winds, tornadoes, and flooding. These strong forces can cost lives and bring destruction to our homes, properties, and infrastructure.

Though the intensity of these hurricanes cannot be controlled, there are ways we can prevent more extensive damage, especially if we ensure that our houses are in tiptop shape before the hurricane season arrives. Fortunately, we can prepare our homes from potential threat by following these tips on how to hurricane-proof our houses: