Hurricane Irma left behind 32 deaths in three states as of last count with the government already spending $250 million initially on recovery efforts. Irma came on the heels of another hurricane, Hurricane Harvey, which struck parts of Texas and caused damages worth over $100 billion.
With the recent devastation from Hurricane Irma and the media attention it generated because of its intensity and amount of damage it has caused, there are many who are confused about why the prediction failed to be accurate. Is weather prediction an old school skill no longer valid today?
Based on last quarter 2016 figures, homes in the United States are targeted by burglars every 18 seconds daily. And these burglars are successful in gaining unlawful entry into American homes. According to an FBI crime report, one house out of every 36 houses in the country are burglarized with an average loss of slightly […]
Property owners often face the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) or Do-It-For-Me dilemma when faced with having to handle home repairs that they are not familiar with, such as replacing broken windows. According to the True Cost Report 2017, the DIY projects by homeowners increased by 60% compared to 2015.
The Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program of Florida was created after Category 5 Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Since then it has been activated 20 times after disasters hit the state and assisted over 2,700 small businesses across the state with over $63 million in loan assistance. This program is kept active for a limited […]
From “hurricane amnesia” to hurricane parties, too many are taking risks that can only be described as downright crazy. Last October when Hurricane Matthew hit Florida, leading the hurricane parties was Vanilla Ice who vowed to ride out a hurricane 4 with an “extreme weather live-tweeting” gimmick. Considering that Hurricane Matthew was tagged as the […]
There are many benefits from having storm windows installed. When a hurricane is approaching your area, it is vital to make sure that your house will be able to withstand the impact of the storm. Conventional windows can easily be broken by the high winds and heavy rains that are associated with these storms. This […]
Coping with hurricane anxiety can be a tremendous burden. Hurricane Sandy was in 2012, yet people still remember and feel emotionally traumatized by the force of that devastating storm. After all, 147 lives were lost and approximately 60 million affected according to The New York Times. Although most of those affected have been able to […]
Here are some great Tips to Increase your Home’s Value! Increasing the value of your home can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, or even more. The amount of money you spend to make these improvements is completely up to you, as the homeowner. You can start by having a […]
Hurricane-prone areas like Florida attracted almost 113 million visitors in 2016. Florida remains a top destination even though surveys reveal that many travelers are concerned about safety and security. On top of that, their family and friends also tend to voice their concerns. Here’s what you can do to ease these fears. Hurricane Policies Many […]