Hurricane season is here, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the 2021 season will be another active one.
Although NOAA believes the 2021 season to not be quite as bad as last season, the agency is predicting there to be between 13 to 20 storms; six to 10 of those storms are predicted to strengthen into a hurricane, and of those, three to five are expected to become major hurricanes. Already, this season has seen the formation of Tropical Storm Ana, which organized off the coast of Bermuda
Florida hurricane shelters are already preparing for possible evacuations, and are doing so in a pandemic-cautious way. Miami-Dade County, for example, will have evacuees screened for Covid-19 symptoms prior to entering a shelter, and everyone will be required to wear a mask. If any evacuees are exposed to Covid-19, they will be sent to a hotel or motel.
Tune in to your local TV news stations and radio every day to get the latest updates on if a storm is coming. You can also check The National Weather Service’s website, weather.gov, for more information.
It is advised to begin prepping a hurricane checklist prior to a major storm coming; The Florida Division of Emergency Management has a checklist online that consist of things to include. Important items to include are batteries and flashlights, one gallon of water per person, non-perishable food, cash, medicine and a first-aid kit.
One way ILG can help you prepare for the 2021 hurricane season is by providing you with a free, qualified review of your home insurance policy.
If you have experienced an insurance loss from a major storm, don’t be surprised if the insurance company’s first reaction is to claim that your damage is due to some pre-existing condition or assert that your claim is not covered under the terms of your policy or even cancel your policy based on recently-discovered “errors” in your application. But don’t worry.
At ILG, our experienced and aggressive attorneys take the time to analyze and interpret your policy and understand the full measure of damages available to you. We work with construction experts, restoration professionals and others to determine the facts.
Don’t delay and contact us today for a free consultation in Florida. The Insurance Litigation Group will walk you through the terms of your insurance policy and help you recover the full extent of your covered losses.