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Hurricane Protection: Is it worth it?

It is well known that Florida is a hot spot for hurricanes. The geographical location of Florida mixed with the behavior of hurricanes and water temperatures make for hurricane heaven. There are a lot of factors that play into Florida being the hurricane heaven. One is that hurricanes usually start off the coast of the…

Why you Shouldn’t Hire a Storm Chaser

When people hear the term storm chaser, they often think of people in an old van speeding in to the middle of a tornado with all sorts of funky equipment attached to their van. It is a little known fact that there is actually another type of storm chaser, and they are not as people…

Does ‘Florida Hurricane Insurance’ Actually Exist?

Although there is not a set type of Florida hurricane insurance that can be bought, there are still ways to protect your home from hurricane damage. After devastating storms like Andrew, Katrina, and Sandy, homeowner’s insurance policies have started introducing a hurricane deductible. Unlike other insurance policies, hurricane deductibles usually are assessed in percentages, and…

Three Ways to Get Your South Florida Home Ready for Hurricane Season

As a homeowner you know the drill to get ready for hurricane season in Florida: fill the gas tanks, stock up on batteries, flashlights and water, board/shutter the windows. Most South Florida homeowners’ are very familiar with Hurricane Season and the preparation that is involved with the storm. But here are three tips that can help…

Did You Know Your Catastrophe Adjuster May Have Zero Experience?

Dear friends, In the event of a major catastrophic event, like a hurricane, many insurance companies usually become quickly under staffed.  Most insurance companies maintain a small staff of in-house adjusters, so often times they outsource their claim handling to independent adjusting companies. These independent adjusting companies hire independent adjusters.  Insurance adjusters play the most important role…

Hurricane Preparation: Has Your Bonyton Beach Condo Association Prepared for Hurricane Season?

When a hurricane, storm or another type of disaster strikes a condominium association’s property and other large commercial structures, condo associations and property managers often assume that their insurance companies will move quickly to cover the cost of repairs for their commercial property damage. That’s not always the case, however, and many condominium properties find…

The Truth About Florida Hurricane Season Myths

There’s little doubt that hurricanes are extremely dangerous for Florida home and business owners, but what many people fail to understand is that just a little bit of misinformation can make these storms even more dangerous. With Florida hurricane season quickly approaching, being able to sort out fact from fiction can mean the difference between…

People’s Trust Drops South Florida Hurricane Coverage Policies

Thanks to a dubious move by People’s Trust Insurance Co., thousands of South Florida hurricane coverage policies have been dropped and could have South Florida homeowners facing hurricane season without adequate a homeowners insurance coverage. The company recently purged a huge chunk of its policies, leaving homeowners scrambling to find other options. The justification provided…

Identifying Common Forms of Storm Damage in Florida

Major storms are just a part of life here in Florida, and most homes and buildings in our state have experienced torrential rains and heavy winds at some point in their lives. So, needless to say that storm damage in Florida is something you come to expect as a homeowner.  If you’re a homeowner, it’s…