Get Ready, Florida! spokesperson, Michelle Ubben, and former FEMA Administrator, Craig Fugate, discuss Floridians’ concerns about the coming hurricane season amid the overlapping COVID-19 pandemic ongoing issues.
Why you might need supplemental coverage
StormPeace serves as a type of ‘bumper’ when it comes to insuring your home and the losses incurred by a hurricane. Do you know what your homeowner’s insurance does and does not cover in the case of a hurricane? After an uncommonly active 2017 season, it’s tremendously important to know how much you’re covered, as each day that passes since the last hurricane brings us is one day closer to the next. Keep reading…
How PACE financing can allow you to make affordable home improvements
One of the main hurdles homeowners face in getting hurricane protection improvements is the lack of simple, affordable financing options. Home equity loans or consumer lines of credit depend on FICO scores, and the approval process can take time and end with possible denial. Keep reading…
What’s the real cost of not being insured before a hurricane?
When it comes to insurance, so many people have the mindset of “it won’t happen to me!” With this blissfully oblivious outlook comes the lack of investment in such protection measures as flood and contents insurance. If the 2017 hurricane season taught us anything, it’s that these terrifying storms can affect homes far outside the designated high-risk flood areas. Keep reading…
How do you know what type of windows are in your home?
You may have heard people talk about impact-resistant windows, especially in hurricane- and disaster-prone areas. Florida Home Improvement Associates partners with companies like Custom Window Systems, which has used the past 30 years to design, engineer, and perfect durable windows that can benefit households in a variety of ways other than storm protection, such as intrusion resistance and noise canceling. Keep reading…
4 myths set straight about preparing your home for a hurricane
MYTH: Taping your windows is enough to keep water out and prevent breakage
FACT: You can throw this myth right out that window you were planning to tape up. Even the most durable duct tape gets worn out and loses its effectiveness when saturated by water, so imagine what condition it would be in with sheets of rain and punishing winds of more than 50 mph.
News Release: Floridians’ concerns about coming hurricane season spike, amid overlapping COVID-19 pandemic ongoing issues
A majority of Floridians are more concerned than usual about the coming 2020 hurricane season, given the simultaneous continuing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly all Floridians expressed at least one significant concern – from the strain on first responders and more business closures to damaging hits on the economy, according to a new survey conducted by the statewide hurricane safety initiative, Get Ready, Florida!
2020 Survey: Floridian Preparedness For Storms
A survey of 1,500 Florida residents was fielded on May 21-22, 2020. Respondents were invited to participate through random sampling of the Florida voter file. Results have an estimated margin of error of 2.2% at the 95% confidence level. Get Ready, Florida! is a comprehensive statewide initiative that represents a collaborative coalition among key corporate partners, nonprofits organizations, and industry experts.