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America Facing Higher Flood Risks Than Previously Thought

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New studies are showing that there are actually close to twice as many properties throughout America that are susceptible to flood damage then data previously showed. As the issue of fast moving climate change continues to accelerate, this threat to millions of peoples’ properties will grow as well. There are an estimated 14.6 million… Read More »

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FEMA Releases New Floodplain Maps

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FEMA has released new flood maps that has left homeowners with mixed emotions. Some have learned that their homes have gained elevation, while others are feeling uneasy after discovering they have lost it. Bay side homes seem to have gotten better news, while ocean side homes are dealing with updates that are not ideal…. Read More »

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Destin’s Storm Damage- ILG Can Tell You What You Need to Know

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The city of Destin has undergone an immense amount of damage after a storm hit a little over a week ago. Trees and other debris have been thrown around, and there has been property damage and flooding. There was also damage caused by metal awnings and other items picked up by winds and tossed… Read More »

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Florida doesn’t require home sellers to reveal flooding history

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By Alex HarrisSource: Orlando Sentinel / The Miami Herald Heather Gaker found her dream home on North Lake Drive in Boynton Beach in 2015. It had 28 species of palm trees, a mother-in-law suite and — according to what the sellers and the Realtor told her — no history of severe flooding. One summer… Read More »

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What Every Small Business Owner Should Know to Prepare for Potential Disasters

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Being prepared for any disaster that may arise is vital for every business owner, no matter how big or small their business may be. One thing to keep in mind is communication post-disaster. It is important to have the ability to talk to others once the storm has passed but its’ remnants remain. This… Read More »

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Insurance Lobbyists Hope for Mandatory Flood Disclosure

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Insurance lobbyists are currently urging for mandatory disclosure of flooding to be adopted in the state and national levels due to outdated FEMA flood maps causing homeowners to have risk of uninsured damages and more risks of flooding in general. There is the possibility of this becoming a reality with the National Flood Insurance… Read More »

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The Difficulties of Getting a Tax Break for Flood Damages

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While battling flood damage, it can be extremely difficult to get a tax break for it. Here’s what every homeowner should know. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limits the extent at which individuals can claim a deduction for property damages This act causes people to only be able to claim losses if the… Read More »

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Should Flood Insurance Be A Priority?

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When buying a new home, you have a lot to consider- your time, patience, commitment and research are all vital components in becoming a homeowner. Buyers consider an abundance of potential issues that may arise while living in their new home- and oftentimes, floods may be one of them. Buyers and homeowners should make… Read More »

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Stop giving hurricane victims the insurance run around

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The residents of Florida have dealt with the consequences of hurricanes for years. Home damage and flooding are two major factors that affect the life of all residents. In addition to this, over the past years there has been another major consequence that went from being a blessing to a curse: insurance. The Tampa… Read More »

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5 of the most powerful, destructive hurricanes in Florida’s history

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One of the things Florida is most known for is: hurricanes. AccuWeather came up with the 5 most know and powerful hurricanes that have hit Florida in the past years. Okeechobee Hurricane (1928): Making landfall as a category 4 hurricane near West Palm Beach on Sept 16, it caused over 2,5000 fatalities, most of… Read More »

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