Get Ready, Florida! spokesperson, Michelle Ubben, and former FEMA Administrator, Craig Fugate, discuss Floridians’ concerns about the 2020 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.
Release: As 2021 Active Hurricane Season Arrives & Pandemic Eases, Floridians Less Worried – and Less Prepared – for Storms Ahead
There’s a flip side to the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions: Far fewer Floridians say they are prepared for hurricane season than a year ago – yet significantly fewer are concerned about the storm season that officially begins Tuesday, despite projections that it will be another very active six-month storm period. These are among the key findings of a “pre-season” survey by the “Get Ready, Florida!” public education initiative.
Release: Active, Record-Setting 2020 Hurricane Season Closes
2020 will be remembered for making history in the most active Atlantic hurricane season since 2005 when a record-setting 28 storms formed. But that’s history now, as the 2020 season shattered the mark and now holds the record for the most named storms in a season at 30. This year’s storm season, which started early when Tropical Storm Arthur formed on May 16, officially ends today as the most active since official record-keeping began in 1851.
Survey: 2021 Floridian Preparedness for Storms
A survey of 1,000 Florida residents was fielded May 5-17, 2021. Respondents were invited to participate through random sampling of the Florida voter file. Results have an estimated margin of error of 3.1% at the 95% confidence level. Get Ready, Florida! is a long-running statewide public education initiative produced by Sachs Media in cooperation with the nonprofit FAIR Foundation. The initiative serves to help Floridians plan, prepare, and respond to the threat of the annual six-month-long official season of hurricanes and tropical storms.
Survey: 2020 Mid-Season Hurricane
Get Ready, Florida! survey of 1,582 Florida voters, August 31-September 2, 2020. The average margin of error +/- 2.5% at the 95% confidence level. Results are representative of Florida voters in terms of age, race, gender, region, and political affiliation. 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.
Release: Necessary Sense of Urgency Required for this 2020 Record-Setting Atlantic Hurricane Season
As Florida enters what is generally considered the most active and dangerous period of hurricane season, a new survey finds many residents have significant concerns about the potential impact of storms to disrupt their communities and lives. More than 1 in 4 Floridians have faced challenges with tree and debris removal following a storm, and more than two-thirds would like their local governments to plan ahead and line up debris removal services in advance so life can return to normal as quickly as possible following a disaster.