Hurricane Florence Damage Problems – Just Starting

Insurance claims for Hurricane Florence damage are now starting to pour in. Victims remain hopeful that the claims process will go smoothly. They hope they will be paid accurately. However, if the recent past is any indication, these hopes may well be wishful thinking. Continue reading “Hurricane Florence Damage Problems – Just Starting”


Hurricane Season Is Here Again – Be Prepared

Are you prepared for the hurricane season? Officially hurricane season starts June 1 each year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted an average to above-average intensity hurricane season for 2018. This year, NOAA predicts 10 to 16 named storms in the Atlantic with winds of 39 miles per hour or higher. Of those storms, five to nine could become hurricanes. One to four could strengthen into major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, or 5) with winds over 110 miles per hour.

The Gulf Coast just experienced Tropical Storm Alberto, which though technically not a hurricane, still can cause significant damage. Consequently, Alabama and Mississippi declared states of emergency prior to Alberto’s arrival. Continue reading “Hurricane Season Is Here Again – Be Prepared”