Hurricane season officially begins June 1st, peaks September 10th, and officially ends November 30th. Our Pasco County Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton have compiled some helpful information on being prepared for any tropical storms and hurricanes that occur during the season and appropriate steps to take in the event you have a home, business, or property that is affected by a storm.
List of 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Names:
While there’s no way to prevent a tropical storm or hurricane, you should take steps to protect your loved ones and property from a storm. Our Pasco County Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melon are committed to making New Port Richey, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Land O’Lakes, Hudson, Holiday, Lutz, Trinity and Wesley Chapel a safe place for all. Below we have outlined some practical safety measures, and how we can help you rebuild after a hurricane, like Hurricane Dorian.
Hurricane Preparedness for Homeowners & Property Owners
It is very important for homeowners to keep proper records of their property’s condition in the event that it is necessary to file a claim through their insurance company.
Before a Tropical Storm or Hurricane:
- Take pictures of your property.
- If you are not able to get any pictures before a storm, collect the most recent photos you have taken of your property.
After the Tropical Storm or Hurricane:
- Once it is safe to do so, take pictures of your property’s interior, exterior, and roof.
- Before making any statements to your insurance company or meeting with an adjuster, consult with an attorney who can handle insurance claims.
- Homeowners should get an inspection performed by a qualified contractor and/or roofer to assess whether the hurricane force winds have damaged or diminished the roofing system.