In recent events, hurricanes have destroyed parts of the U.S. Southern coast. We all can try to prepare as much as possible but sometimes no amount of preparation can avoid events that occur, and the aftermath cleanup, of natural disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) does a great job of getting supplies like food, water, and medical supplies to families and areas that just suffered a natural disaster. Unfortunately, the worse the natural disaster, the harder it is for FEMA to assist everyone in a timely fashion.
Being proactive by doing your research before buying a home is ideal to determine the vulnerability the of home to natural disasters. Realestate.com explains factors to think about and check for before signing on the dotted line.