Witnessing his hometown of Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy left an indelible impression on Joseph Paradise. The dad and teacher, who spent years since the 2012 superstorm helping his parents, friends, and strangers rebuild, gained some hard-won wisdom when it comes to bracing for a disaster.
As September has been declared National Preparedness Month by FEMA and Homeland Security, it's an ideal time to take a look at some of the things you can do to protect your family and your home in the event of a storm.
Paradise and insurance experts offered their top tips for preparing your home for storm season.
As Benjamin Franklin said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."