Hurricane Ida has left Louisiana and the Gulf Coast without power, roads blocked, and no running water or sewage for what could be days to weeks. Many are still unable to return to their homes and wondering what could be next for them. Hurricane Larry is next in line and the East Coast is expected to see severe swells. Our Hernando County Hurricane Lawyers at Whittel & Melton encourage everyone to keep up with weather alerts and have plan ready in case of an emergency.
At the start of every hurricane season in June the National Weather Service names the hurricanes for the season alphabetically. The letter “I,” is the ninth letter of the alphabet so that means Ida was the ninth storm of the season, and “L” is up next with Hurricane Larry. Just like Hurricane Ida, Hurricane Larry is anticipated to bring major damage. Hurricane Larry will be the third major hurricane that is a Category 3 or higher, following Hurricane Grace and of course, Hurricane Ida. Just like Ida, Larry is growing more intense rather quickly, gaining 35 mph in wind speed in 24 hours or less. It is expected that Larry will brush Canada by the weekend and bring disturbances later in the week to
northern Florida and southern Georgia. Hurricane Ida quickly went from a Category 1 Hurricane to a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which does not leave people with enough time to properly protect themselves from a storm that increased from 85 mph to 150 mph in less than 24 hours.
The hurricane season for 2021 has been a busy one, so if you look back at 2020 you can see that a pattern has developed where we see not only more storms, but more rapidly intensifying ones, like Grace, Ida and Larry. 2020 brough the U.S. 30 named storms, including 14 hurricanes (7 of these were major storms), 11 named storms that hit the U.S. coastline, and then Greek letters used to name the remainder of hurricanes and storms for the season.
Storm names for the rest of the 2021 hurricane season are listed below:
How Can You Best Protect Your Home or Business Property from the Aftermath of a Hurricane or Tropical Storm?
After a hurricane or tropical storm has resulted in the devastation of your property you may be shocked to find that your insurance company, the very one that promised to be there for you if and when tragedy strikes, flat out denies your claim. Believe us, this does happen and we know it can be hard to understand, but insurance companies are for profit businesses that are out to protect their bottom line. The insurance company may provide you with a list of reasons as to why they are denying your claim, but our Hernando County Hurricane Claim Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you figure out what to do in order to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Our Hernando County Hurricane Claim Lawyers at Whittel & Melton urge you to have a plan of action put in place before hurricane hits so that your interests are protected:
- Create a Tropical Storm/Hurricane Preparedness Plan for your family/business. You can view what this may look like for you
- Take before and after pictures of your home and keep your pictures updated as time goes by. You will want both interior and exterior pictures so that you have proof of your property and what it looked like before a storm as well as what it looks like immediately after. This will serve as great proof so that the insurance company cannot make any false claims on what your property may have looked like previously vs. how it looks now, etc.
- Do not delay in contacting our Hernando County Hurricane Claims Lawyers at Whittel & Melton so that we can provide you with our expert opinion and further guidance on filing a successful hurricane or storm damage insurance claim. We are more than happy to provide you with a free consultation so that you understand what you are up against and what to expect. We know all the tips and tricks the insurance companies may try and use on you and we will be there to represent you and make sure you are not taken advantage of. Call us today in Hernando County at 352-666-6666 or call us statewide at 866-608-5529. You can also contact us online 24/7 online.