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March 30, 2020
Hurricane Andrew Cost

Hurricane Damage Inspection Checklist

March 27, 2020
hurricane winds destroy metal roof

What Are the Most Wind-Resistant Building Materials?

We all know the fable about the three little pigs and their houses of straw, sticks and bricks. When the big bad wolf came, only the house of bricks remained standing. The lesson of the fable is one that Floridians can take literally. Instead of a big bad wolf we’ve got hurricanes – which […]
March 27, 2020
hurricane shutters on florida home

Can You Build a Hurricane-Proof Home?

It depends on who you ask. There are some home developers and builders who claim their homes stand up far better to hurricanes than the average Florida home. They usually stop short of claiming their homes are “hurricane proof,” likely for liability reasons, but they do advertise them as “Hurricane Resistant.” Deltec Homes and […]
March 27, 2020
difference between hurricane tropical storm and typhoon

What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane, Typhoon and Tropical Cyclone?

March 27, 2020
Environmental impact of hurricanes in Florida

The Environmental Impact of Hurricanes in Florida

It’s not just the people who suffer when hurricanes make landfall. Thousands of animals are killed, waterways are damaged, trees are uprooted and the ground is eroded. As a natural part of Earth’s climate, these disasters are events that have been altering the coasts for millions of years. The natural ecological destruction hurricanes in […]
March 27, 2020
Hurricane Okeechobee

History of Okeechobee – Florida’s Deadliest Hurricane

Hurricanes in Florida aren’t new, but there are recent technological advancements that help save lives and reduce the extent of damages. Better medical equipment, better training, faster emergency response, sturdier structures, improved communication and the ease with which people can be warned and evacuate are all factors that reduce the property damage, injuries and […]
March 27, 2020
Hurrican Preparation for Home or Businesses

Preparing Your Home or Business for a Hurricane

When the National Weather Service (NWS) and state officials start warning Florida residents of a hurricane’s impending arrival, you should take the threat seriously. How much time you get to prepare and evacuate can vary depending on the circumstances, but the really serious threats are usually announced days in advance. The steps you take […]
March 26, 2020
car damages caused by hurricane

The Recent History of Hurricane Lawsuits in Florida

Hurricane Irma caused a massive amount of property damage in Florida, which resulted in the filing of a very high volume of property damage claims. Mistakes and oversights are inevitably made when insurers are suddenly inundated with a huge number of claims. Insurance companies try to cope and process all those claims in a […]
March 25, 2020
natural disaster

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
2020 hurricane projections

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 […]