September 10, 2010 – Florida - With the recent activity of Hurricane Earl and Hurricane Hermine-which caused mass flooding and damage in Texas-Florida residents are once again reminded to be prepared for an eventful 2010 hurricane season. At the time of this posting, weather officials were keeping their eyes on Tropical Storm Igor, which has the potential to reach hurricane levels by this coming weekend.
With the 2010 hurricane season just reaching its midpoint, the chance of a hurricane developing near to the Florida coast is still large. Florida residents are encouraged to remain alert to local weather forecasts, as well as national hurricane warnings in order to stay cognizant of any looming threats.
After the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, many people realized the seriousness and importance of hurricane preparedness. Thus, Florida state officials are trying to make sure that the necessary emergency tools are in place to accommodate victims whose homes may be damaged in hurricanes and families that need to be evacuated.
However, homeowners themselves need to ensure that their homes are in good structural standing as well. For example, hazardous material that could cause damage should be removed and stored away and windows that are not hurricane-proof should be protected and so on.
Contacting a Florida Homeowners Insurance Attorney
A Florida hurricane can amount to thousands of dollars in hurricane damage. If your home has been damaged as the result of a Florida hurricane, you will likely want to file a Florida hurricane insurance claim in order to recover damages. Contact the Law Offices of Lilly, O’Toole & Brown to schedule a no cost evaluation of your case – 863-533-5525.