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Federal Flood Maps Scheduled to be Updated in Pinellas County

Federal Flood Maps Scheduled to be Updated in Pinellas County

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According to the Tampa Bay Times, on August 24, the federal flood insurance rate maps in Pinellas County are scheduled to be updated. These maps were last updated in 2009, and this new version will account for current weather patterns, building codes and ultimately, the real risk of flooding to a building. Officials are… Read More »

A Fleeting Pause on Atlantic Hurricane Season

A Fleeting Pause on Atlantic Hurricane Season

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This year’s hurricane season began at a rapid pace, as Hurricane Elsa hit the Florida Panhandle. According to the Washington Post, this break in storms is an opportunity for the community to regroup and prepare for what is to come. The National Hurricane Center has indicated a pause in the storms for now, but… Read More »

Sunny day flooding on the rise in St. Petersburg

Sunny day flooding on the rise in St. Petersburg

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According to the Tampa Bay Times, based on the current trends, sunny day flooding seems to be on the rise in St. Petersburg. Officials are only now taking note, as conditions seem to be worsening, but according to University of South Florida College of Marine Science Associate Dean Gary Mitchum, “this has been going… Read More »

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Trouble Getting Your Florida AOB Paid?

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On July 1, Florida’s second major property insurance reform law went into effect, complimenting 2019’s HB 7065, the original AOB reform law. For mitigation companies, GCs, roofers, electricians, and plumbers, this means more hurdles to clear with insurers as they continue their clamp-down on AOB claims. While the AOB requirements will remain the same,… Read More »

Tampa Flooding Precautions Have Improved. Here's How.

Tampa Flooding Precautions Have Improved. Here’s How.

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According to the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay’s largest cities have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into strengthening their sewer and stormwater systems. Due to a rocky history of horrible flooding and damage to infrastructure, especially in the years 2015 and 2016, Tampa Bay has heavily invested in improving their sewer and drainage… Read More »

An Early First Hurricane of the Season

An Early First Hurricane of the Season

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According to the Tampa Bay Times, Elsa was the “strongest July storm in the Caribbean Sea since Hurricane Emily in 2005”. Experts are concerned that between this strong, early storm and last year’s record-breaking 30 named storms there is reason to believe that we are about to experience a new normal. This season’s storms are… Read More »

Tropical Storm Elsa Impacts Tampa Bay

Tropical Storm Elsa Impacts Tampa Bay

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According to the Tampa Bay Times, Tropical Storm Elsa has passed through the Tampa Bay area about 35 miles southwest of Cedar Key. About 15,400 Tampa Electric Co. customers and 4,000 Duke Energy customers lost power overnight, but most have been restored. Overall, Tampa Bay managed to get through the storm with minimal damage…. Read More »

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Top Seven Hurricane Season Misconceptions

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According to the Tampa Bay Times, these are just seven of the potentially harmful misconceptions surrounding hurricane season. “I am insured.” Many homeowners assume they are covered by their insurance. However, unlike flood insurance, most home policies don’t cover damages caused by a hurricane, tropical storm or even a severe rain storm. It’s important… Read More »

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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2021: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

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During hurricane season, people usually wait until the last minute to scramble and pick up the emergency supplies they may need to outlast a storm. But if you don’t scramble fast enough, you may be out of luck. Within days of a storm being announced, shelves at the local supermarket are cleared out and drivers… Read More »

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