Homeowners Brace for Severe Weather Ahead

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Severe weather events have increasingly been putting households at risk over the years. Many homeowners are taking these weather events seriously, knowing the harsh weather can put their homes and their lives in danger.

Nearly 68% of about 1,000 U.S. adults recently surveyed say they considered the potential for severe weather events when moving to a new place, according to a new survey from Helitech, a waterproofing and foundation repair firm. On average, households reported spending $150 on preparations for severe weather events each year.

They’re most worried about tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards, according to the survey. Those with personal experiences facing severe weather are more cognizant of weather warnings and precautions to take in the future than those who haven’t faced any severe weather event yet.

A bar chart showing the percentages of people who take severe weather warnings seriously, listing various weather events.

Households are taking precautions to protect themselves and their homes from bad weather. The following chart lists the preparations that households reported taking for various weather-related events.

A list of various severe weather preparations for different weather events, in order from most commonly taken to less common.