If you’re a regular reader of the Interstate Adjusters blog, you probably saw our most recent post, which was published on October 30. It discussed the so-called “Super El Niño” that many respected meteorologists are predicting will cause major property damage this winter, especially along the coastal areas of Florida.
If you’re a homeowner, this is news you’re probably paying very close attention to. And if you’re not, well … you definitely should be. Why? If your home or any of your valuable personal property ends up taking a hit as a result of this season’s coming El Nino storm, you’ll want to make sure you have all your ducks in a row, so to speak, where your water damage and flood damage insurance policies are concerned.
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Have you ever heard of the Atlantic hurricane season? That’s the time of year when the largest number of tropical storms tend to develop in the Northern Atlantic Ocean.
Cyclones, hurricanes, tropical depressions: If you live in Florida, where the storms reach peak intensity each year in the late summer or early fall, it really doesn’t matter what you call them. During each and every season in Florida, they tend to lead to extreme property damage.
Usually that damage comes as the result of heavy winds that send trees crashing through bedroom windows, or from torrential downpours, which can easily lead to flooded basements and ruined personal property.
The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Already Started
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If you live in New Jersey or Pennsylvania — or nearly anywhere else in the Northeastern United States — you know that fierce winter storms aren’t the only weather-related threat that’s right around the corner.
Once that heavy snow starts falling, serious damage to your home and property is a very real possibility. And once the temperature dips below freezing or an actual ice storm comes your way, the potential damage to your home can get very serious, very fast.
It’s no wonder there’s so much confusion surrounding ice storm claims. Heavy snow or ice leads to the collapse of roofs and porches every single winter. And while the damage to your home will usually — but not always — be covered by your homeowners policy, the same can’t be said for any non-building structures on your property, like fences or septic tanks. (If those are damaged by the weight of snow or ice, you’ll probably be out of luck.)
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