This winter has been a reminder to all of us why it is important to have the right type of homeowners insurance in Florida. The last week of February was one of the busiest times for severe weather, with hundreds of storms reported around America and a number of tornadoes ripping through several States.
South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia were badly affected, and Florida managed to escape without any real damage, but the wild weather has reinforced the need for hurricane coverage in addition to regular home insurance.
The hurricane season runs from June to November, and winter may be viewed as a ‘safer’ time for residents with regard to hurricanes. However, what we have seen so far this year shows us that Mother Nature can strike at any time. Homeowners really should ensure they are prepared in the event of a hurricane, including setting up an effective evacuation plan and weather proofing their homes. New homeowners should also understand the risks and waste no time in organizing their insurance policies.
The importance of organizing the right homeowners insurance in Florida has been highlighted so far this year, and hurricane season is fast approaching. Therefore, it may be worthwhile reviewing your hurricane coverage plan.