From Port Charlotte to Naples, hurricane shutters are your home's first line of defense against wind and rains that can damage your house during a major Southwest Florida storm. But they can't work properly if they're not maintained on a regular basis.
As victims of Hurricane Sandy and other storms found out, insurance companies were overwhelmed by calls from thousands of claimants after the storm. It turned out that after a long wait, many people had claims closed without payment. Often, the cause of the denial was that their insurance was insufficient or it did not cover the type of damage that occurred. Common situations were that homeowners failed to have flood insurance, while businesses did not have flood insurance or business interruption insurance.
In Southwest Florida, you may enjoy vacationing in a mobile home or spending time on your boat, but when there's a hurricane coming, there is one thing you need to do: evacuate! Neither a boat nor a mobile home is made to withstand high winds. In short, mobile homes and hurricanes don't mix!
Those in hurricane-prone areas are often guilty of a peculiar phenomenon: hurricane amnesia. In this post, we’re going to look at how it affects Floridians, including details on what it is exactly, why it’s such a dangerous state-of-mind to have, and some advice for snapping you out of that apathetic mood, if you’re in it.
You’ve seen headlines like “Category 3 Storm!” and heard about the various hurricane categories, but what really sets the numbers apart?
If you’re looking up ways to prepare for a hurricane, you’re in the right place. While hurricane prep can seem like a daunting task, it’s vital in protecting your family from increment rains, winds and flooding.
It’s all too common to flick on your TV and see a news story about the next big storm striking the Florida coastline.
We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz this summer around Saharan dust, as the African desert mass made its way across the Atlantic Ocean this July.