Eighty-eight percent of major hurricanes hit either Florida or Texas, according to the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is why residents in those states and along the eastern coast pay more for home insurance.
Those living in Florida and other areas that are vulnerable to hurricanes actually have two deductibles relating to their home insurance: a standard deductible and a hurricane deductible.
There are several steps homeowners can take when a hurricane threatens their area that may help protect against storm damage and do not require the work of a contractor.
According to a recent Kin Insurance online article, high winds and water are some of the top factors effecting insurance claims in Florida.
As we hit the peak of hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its role is at the forefront of many recent news stories.
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Purchasing a beach umbrella and flip flops might be the first things on your to do list as a new resident in the Sunshine State, but you might want to add hurricane kit and flood insurance to that list in order to protect your family and property.
Most insurers offer standard tier levels that are fairly universal across the homeowners' insurance industry no matter which agent or company you settle on.
If a tree limb falls or a hailstorm pelts your home’s exterior, your own policy handles window (or siding, or roof) replacement. However, if a youngster’s poorly aimed projectile shatters your window glass, then his or her family’s homeowners’ benefits would kick in.
New and seasoned Floridians alike already know their beautiful state lies in a hurricane-prone zone, so homeowners will be glad to learn that gleaning extra facts about building codes can improve their insurance protections.
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APOPKA — For many first-time Florida homeowners, the maze of insurance coverage, especially when it comes to hurricanes and flooding, can be hard to navigate.
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