If you live on the East Coast of the United States, or any coastal area for that matter, you have probably witnessed or have been directly affected by storm damage. In coastal areas, when we think of storms, we think of hurricanes, especially if you live in Florida. There are however, many types of storms to consider, and almost any area of the country can be affected. Cities such as Fort Lauderdale are uniquely vulnerable to hurricanes, floods, and storm surges. We have dealt with many claims in Weston, Miramar, Davie, Sunrise, and other communities here in Broward County.
Wind damage to a home, structure, landscaping or infrastructure here in South Florida usually results from the high winds produced by hurricanes or severe rain and thunder storms. The resulting damage can be significant especially to older less secure structures. In northern states for example, homes and businesses are primarily wood-frame and more prone to suffer structural damage than in Florida where the structures are masonry. The five factors that determine the extent of storm damage are: wind speed, wind direction, wind duration, flying debris and the strength of the structure. If you’re interested in a storm claim, you may find that a public adjuster / independent insurance adjuster can help you fight for your rights against an insurance company.