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Wind Damage Verses Water Damage

Aug 28, 2008
When Mother Nature decides to show her furious side, it can be devastating for humans and their property alike. Many times people will die or be seriously injured physically and sometimes they are emotionally damaged because they can lose everything they own or most of it. Either way it is not a good situation to be put in. When it is property that is damaged, it can take years for an area to recover from the destruction that can be left behind because of a hurricane, flood, tornado, or earthquake.

When there is an earthquake somewhere, there will not likely be any damage from wind, but there is a great possibility of water damage. Earthquakes can break city water lines and home plumbing and this can cause property damage. Streams and creeks, lakes or ponds can gush over their banks and flood anything nearby.

When there are hurricanes and tornadoes, there is usually a significant amount of wind damage for obvious reasons. There can be a considerable amount of water damage to property and lives lost because of the water that accompanies these particulars disasters of Mother Nature as well. Sometimes it can be hard to determine which element can cause the most damage, the wind or the water.

Either one does not bode well for home or businesses owners. In a matter of minutes or hours their entire living space or livelihood can be blown away by high destructive winds or washed away by raging flash flood water that can accompany a torrential rainstorm. Roofs can be torn off by the wind and leave the home vulnerable to the falling rain. Sometimes even if there is not that much wind, continual heavy rainfall such as the Midwestern United States recently had can cause the flooding.

For those who have their homes damaged or completely destroyed by wind or water, the results will be the same. It will be heart wrenching for them to except all the things they probably lost and it will likely take weeks or months to have their homes restored to their previous condition if it is possible at all. So when it comes to which is worse, the wind or the water, they both can cause more than their fair share of destruction when they are at their worst.

These kinds of terrible events are the reasons why insurance is necessary. It might be painful to have to pay out those sometimes expensive premiums every month wondering if you will ever have to use it, but it will be much more painful to end up needing it and not having it.
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