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How One Florida County is Preparing for Hurricane Season

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

With hurricane season only 6 weeks away, Florida counties are gearing up. The Ledger has an informative story about how Polk County is preparing for the coming storm season. According to the county’s Emergency Management director, Polk is preparing to open more shelters this year, a tribute to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In fact,… Read More »

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Was Your Home Vandalized or Burglarized after a Storm?

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Hurricanes and other storms can substantially damage the structure of your home. But a weakened home also invites thieves and vandals. If you fled Florida during a storm, you might be returning home to more than water damage behind the walls. Someone could have taken this opportunity to break in and clean out your… Read More »

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Concrete Umbrellas Could Help Hold Back Storm Surge

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

As we have written about before, hurricanes increasingly cause more damage due to flooding than the high-speed winds that slam into buildings. Storm surge, in particular, is a serious problem on the coast of Florida. High waves can swamp roads and damage buildings. Indeed, floodwaters have accounted for half of all deaths in hurricanes… Read More »

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Hurricane Damage & Renters Insurance

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Not everyone impacted by a hurricane is a homeowner. Volusia County is also home to thousands of people who rent apartments. These folks need to be protected in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster. This is where renters insurance is helpful. It covers a range of losses to the personal possessions… Read More »

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More Information on Public Adjusters in Florida

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

In our previous post, we highlighted red flags to watch for when shopping for a public adjuster. Fortunately, Florida law provides ample protections to consumers who use public adjusters, and in this post we want to highlight some of those protections. If you have an insurance dispute, please contact Bundza & Rodriguez today. Our… Read More »

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Public Adjuster Sought for Fraud

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According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, police are searching for a public adjuster who is accused of two counts of fraud. Steven Eric Chastain, 58, is accused of defrauding a business client after Hurricane Michael. Mr. Chastain allegedly pocketed multiple checks that were intended for a business that suffered hurricane damage. This is not… Read More »

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Is Rain More Damaging to Trees than Wind During a Hurricane?

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

When many people think of hurricane damage, they naturally envision powerful winds knocking down trees and buildings. But is rain more destructive than wind? A recent study published in Scientific Reports analyzed the damage caused by hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017. These storms combined ended up knocking over about a quarter of the… Read More »

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Forecasters Predict Above Average Hurricane Season

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The 2020 Florida hurricane season is only two months away. Unfortunately, meteorologists have started to make predictions about the upcoming season, and their warnings are dire. As reported in the Sun Sentinel, predictions are that the upcoming 2020 season will probably be above average. This means that Florida homeowners should start preparing now for… Read More »

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How to Protect Important Documents During a Hurricane

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In the mad scramble before and during a storm, it can be hard to find what you need. This is particularly true of important documents that might be located in many different places in your home. Protecting them from the ravages of wind and flood waters is important, and gathering them in one place… Read More »

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An Astounding 15,000 Claims Are Still Open after Hurricane Michael

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Hurricane Michael made landfall in 2018, almost 18 months ago. However, the number of open insurance claims still clocks in at an amazing 15,000, according to a story in the Tampa Bay Times. This means that many property owners have been unable to pay for necessary repairs years after they sustained hurricane damage. The… Read More »

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