How to Make Temporary Structural Repairs

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There's more to worry about than broken windows and leaking roofs when inspecting a house for hurricane damage. You have to make sure there's no live power in or around a house. Make doubly sure that main breakers at the service entrance are off. If you're in doubt, wait for the power company to come check it out.

Any temporary structural repairs that can be made will require some creativity since there's likely to be a shortage of materials. The most common repairs will involve nailing plywood or taping heavy plastic to broken windows, ceilings and walls.

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