Thursday, January 26, 2017
Update; 3½ Months Since Hurricane Matthew
It’s slow going!
Looks like some of the home repair contractors are beginning to free up from the major ‘keep the rain out’ and ‘get us back in our homes and out of the motel’ jobs and get back to my area. The first of the seven blue tarp’d homes just had the repairs made to it. They were lucky in that the tree fell onto and into the garage and not the living area, otherwise they would be living in a motel all this time. The damage was about a couple dozen rafters had to be replaced because they were crushed, a bunch of drywall and plywood sheeting, re-roofing, trim and painting.
If you live in hurricane country, earthquake or forest fire areas plan ahead. Your home could be completely destroyed and have to be re-built from the ground up. This takes a lot of time. Always remember when making emergency or disaster planning concerning shelter, your home may not be repaired for a year or more. Plan now with family or relatives well outside your area to move in with them or if you have an RV park it with power on their property.