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What to Do After a Hurricane or Flood

was Hurricane Irene; in 2012 it was Sandy and now Hurricane Patricia is expected to be one of the strongest hurricanes — if not the strongest — recorded in the Western Hemisphere. While there isn’t agreement on the causes of climate change, there does appear to be agreement that climate change is real, and the changes to our shorelines and our built environment are likely to be profound. And while there’s much we can do to prepare our homes for these storms, we’ll also have to still deal with the aftermath. 

In this story from the Houzz Disaster Recovery archive, you’ll see what to do when flood waters have left homes and communities damaged and soggy — and how to start to rebuild.

Related: 7 Ways to Help Someone Hit by a Hurricane