Now that the hurricane season is in full swing, expect rains and flooding everywhere. Have you checked your basement lately? If your emergency supplies are in your basement, you might want to take another look. A simple leak or minor flooding of your basement could mean hundreds of dollars in damages.
Before the winter comes, I would recommend waterproofing your basement. You may want to consider the patented B-Dry Basement Waterproofing System. The system addresses many concerns, including basement wall leaks, water leaking at the floor wall joint, water leakage coming up through concrete floor joints or cracks, and wall leaks in stone basements.
You may also want to do some basement wall repair, if necessary.