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July 30, 2020
Hurricane season 2020

10 Most Active Atlantic Hurricane Seasons

July 30, 2020
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Why Are Hurricanes So Common in Florida

Residents of Florida and other Gulf Coast states may wonder why they seem to so frequently get pummeled by tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes yet West Coast communities never seem to have the same problems. It’s not just a fluke or matter of luck. Northern hemisphere hurricanes begin in tropical or subtropical areas […]
July 30, 2020
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Hurricane Myths and Facts

Myth: Category 1 Hurricanes Aren’t that Dangerous Facts: Even tropical storms, with winds under 74 miles per hour, can cause significant damage. Tropical Storm Josephine, which made landfall in Florida’s Taylor County in 1996, spawned over a dozen tornadoes, produced 9.3 feet of storm surge, damaging more than 3,700 homes and knocked out power […]
July 30, 2020
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How to Prepare for a Hurricane if You or a Loved One Have Disabilities or Functional Needs

Everyone should approach hurricane preparedness with careful consideration and planning, but things can be especially complicated for people living with disabilities or limited mobility. Individuals and families with these additional concerns should take extra preparatory measures based on their specific needs. Some hurricane plan modifications may simply be additions to what you pack in […]
June 5, 2020
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The Early Storm Season in 2020

Florida can expect to see semi-regular tropical storm and hurricane announcements over the next five to six months now that the 2020 Hurricane Season officially started on June 1, 2020. Although storms in May and June aren’t especially common, they do occasionally form. With three named storms so far in 2020, the earliest part […]
May 11, 2020
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How Coronavirus Impacts Florida’s Hurricane Preparedness

If you’re a Floridian worried about hurricanes during a pandemic, rest assured you’re not alone. It should be comforting to know the Florida Division of Emergency Management is thinking a lot about it as well. These state emergency response experts are working to modify government guidance for counties that may need to handle a […]
May 11, 2020
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Should I Hire an Independent Claims Adjuster for My Hurricane Damage?

Claims adjusters are professionals in the insurance industry who investigate damages in order to determine the appropriate claim amount that should be paid to the insured. In some cases, the claims adjuster may even determine that the damage isn’t covered by an insurance policy or that repairing the damage wouldn’t meet the insured’s deductible, […]
May 11, 2020
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Hidden Hurricane Damage

You get back to your home or business after a mandatory evacuation for a hurricane and everything looks good – but is it? Things are not always as they appear on the surface, and many home and property owners find this out the hard way after a hurricane. Roof Damage Is the Most Common […]
May 11, 2020
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Preparing For A Hurricane During COVID-19

May 11, 2020
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Business Interruption Claims for Hurricane Damage and Other Disasters

The fragility of many small to medium sized businesses is one of the many economic realities that has been brought to the forefront of the national discussion by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Restaurants, for example, are in most cases relatively low margin businesses. The revenue they generate one week will pay for supplies the next […]