There have been several hurricanes that have hit the east coast lately, but there were some that were centralized in our basement - hurricane Gabe and hurricane Ben. As you can see the damage was pretty major, but nothing that was beyond repair. No government funding was necessary, just a little elbow grease from two little boys. I have to say that hurricane Ben was a category 2 - not very severe. Hurricane Gabe, however, was a category 4. It swept through carrying toys, chairs, and pillows all over the basement, dropping them at will. Currently our basement is in good condition. I imagine that another storm will be coming through at some point in the near future, though.