March 25, 2020

How Much Do Natural Disasters Cost the United States?

Nature enriches all our lives in countless valuable ways, but it can also unleash staggering levels of devastation. Florida residents are all too familiar with the dark side of nature, especially when it comes to the destructive power of hurricanes. Hurricanes aren’t the only source of harmful natural forces. Many parts of the country […]
March 25, 2020

The 2020 Florida Hurricane Season

Many Floridians ask the same question each time a new year comes around – what will this year’s hurricane season be like? The state got lucky in 2019. The closest call was Hurricane Dorian, but that storm thankfully turned north at the last minute. Although we should still have a bit of a break […]
March 25, 2020

Why Is Florida the Hurricane Capital of the United States?

If you asked most people where the highest frequency of lightning strikes occur in the United States, they may guess mountains or tall buildings. Central Florida usually isn’t the thing that first comes to mind. You may be surprised to learn that the corridor located between Orlando and Tampa has several natural features that […]
March 25, 2020

The Expensive and Lasting Damages of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma was an expensive natural disaster responsible for significant property damage, more than a dozen deaths and a season-long slowdown in agricultural production. The National Hurricane Center attributed roughly $50 billion worth of property damage to Hurricane Irma. Before the storm, dozens of city and county governments put into place evacuation plans, resulting […]
March 25, 2020

Hurricane Andrew’s Impact on the Insurance Industry in Florida

Hurricanes have always been a fact of life in Florida. For as long as people have lived in the region there has been a recognition of the risk posed by hurricanes. There was, however, a lull in massive Category 5 hurricanes between the 1935 Labor Day hurricane – still the strongest recorded hurricane to […]
March 24, 2020

Types of Hail and Hail Damage in Florida

Hail – the bane of roofs and cars everywhere – can be a terrifying sight to behold. We’re not used to snow in Florida, so seeing anything white fall from the sky can be a bit jarring. Hail is a significantly more aggressive phenomenon than snow. Fluffy, soft snowflakes aren’t all that intimidating. Softball […]