As summer comes to a close, residents in Florida are hopeful that a relatively quiet hurricane season will remain so. From June 1st through November 30, homeowners across the state brace themselves for what can historically be a time of extreme weather patterns that cause significant damage to property and person. From Andrew streaking a path of destruction through South Florida in 1992 to the infamous 2004 season, hurricanes are an all too often occurrence that demand preparation and safety.
In 2014, the Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be less than the historic average of preceding years. The most recent forecast called for 7 to 12 named storms, including up to 6 hurricanes. After Arthur and Bertha, this leaves the potential of 4 more named storms with winds that exceed 74 mph, the minimum speed for classification as a hurricane. This below average prediction should give Floridians some relief from worry but, as always, vigilance is needed during each season.
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The state of Florida is home to some the nation’s most extreme weather. From hurricanes to wildfire-inducing drought, the volatile nature of Florida’s weather patterns can cause even the most confident residents concern. In Jacksonville, it is common for large storms to sweep across the area, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. These times of unpredictable atmospheric activity can also produce another element of possible danger for Floridians to confront: hail.
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Few people know that they could be eligible for significant savings on the rate they pay for homeowners insurance. The fact is many qualify for discounted rates because of unique construction methods that make their homes more resistant to wind damage. Let’s take a look at exactly what homeowners can do to lower their premiums.
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When extreme weather hits the First Coast area, the ability to quickly and thoughtfully react is paramount. This is especially true when it comes to your home. As so many have experienced, powerful storms do not usually end in just a few hours. Homeowners often times feel the effects for days, and this means your home is vulnerable. As Jacksonville roofing companies will tell you, homeowners have to be prepared to act in their efforts to prevent further damage.
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