Storm Solutions Blog

How Saharan Dust Impacts Hurricanes & Tropical Storms in Florida

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Aug 16, 2022 12:22:26 PM

When you think about dust storms,  Florida typically isn’t the first location that comes to mind.  However, during the summer months, Saharan dust starts to make its way across the ocean to South Florida, bringing warmer temperatures, hazy skies, and dry air.

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Topics: Hurricane Protection, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane, Saharan dust

 


The Prime Differences Between Category 1-5 Hurricanes

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Jun 7, 2022 9:10:00 AM

As a Floridian, you’ve seen headlines and heard about the various hurricane categories, but what really sets the numbers apart, and how does that impact your hurricane prep plans?

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Topics: Tropical Storm, Storm Surge, Hurricane, Hurricane Maria

 


What is Hurricane Amnesia? Why Hurricane Awareness is Crucial

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 9, 2022 10:03:20 AM
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Those in hurricane-prone areas are aware that having hurricane protection is crucial to feeling safe during hurricane season every year. But when the past hurricane season was mild, preparation for the next “big one” may be put on the back burner. In this post, we’re going to look at the definition of hurricane amnesia, why hurricane preparedness matters, and some advice for staying safe, even if another hurricane, like Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Charley, were to hit home.

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Topics: Hurricane Protection, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane

 


How to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Oct 13, 2021 1:00:00 PM

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters, Hurricane Protection, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane

 


Tips For Keeping Your Hurricane Shutters In Excellent Condition

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Oct 6, 2021 4:04:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters, Hurricane Preparedness, Roll Downs, Hurricane

 


Hurricane Shutters vs Windows: Which is a better investment?

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Sep 22, 2021 2:04:00 PM

Hurricane shutters vs windows: Which is a better investment?

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters, Impact Windows, Hurricane Protection, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane

 


Don't Be A Victim Of Insufficient Hurricane Insurance After A Storm

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Aug 30, 2021 2:00:00 PM

hurricane insurance after a stormAs 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.

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Topics: Hurricane Shutters, Hurricane Protection, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane

 


Preparing For a Storm with Boat or Mobile Home Hurricane Shutters

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Aug 12, 2021 3:00:00 PM

preparing for a hurricane in a mobile homeIn 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! 

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Topics: Hurricane Protection, Hurricane Preparedness, Tropical Storm, Hurricane

 


10 Ways to Prepare Before a Hurricane Strikes

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 22, 2019 12:41:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Tropical Storm, Storm Surge, Hurricane

 


How Hurricanes Impact Florida’s Environment: Erosion, Reef Damage & Habitat Loss

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Sep 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s all too common to flick on your TV and see a news story about the next big storm striking the Florida coastline.

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Topics: Hurricane Preparedness, security glass, Tropical Storm, Hurricane