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Action Plan for Counties Impacted by Michael
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently approved the State of Florida’s recovery plan with a price tag of more than $735 million to help those counties that were hardest hit by Hurricane Michael.
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Emergency Declaration in FL Hurricane Isaias
On August 1, the president declared a state of emergency in Florida in relation to the conditions wrought by Hurricane Isaias, which began on July 31. As such, Federal assistance was ordered.
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Nonprofits Join Together to Build Home for Hurricane Survivor
The aftershocks of a hurricane can reverberate for years to come, and this story about a man who lost his home in Hurricane Michael is one such example. In fact, the lifetime resident of Port St. Joe is set to receive a new home to replace the one he lost in Hurricane Michael in 2018.
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Obtaining Training for Disaster Relief
Disasters come our way, and they do so when it’s least expected. Because disasters can be expected at some point, obtaining training in disaster relief helps to ensure that you can do everything within your power to help in the event of a disaster.
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Hurricane Preparedness in Florida
If you live in the beautiful state of Florida, you have much to be thankful for – but you also have to know how to prepare yourself for hurricanes. Taking the time to prepare for a future hurricane can give you the confidence you need to weather the next big storm that comes our way.
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Aid to Local Governments after Hurricane Michael
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that it will be reimbursing several Florida communities with $23.5 million in funding for all those eligible expenses related to emergency measures of protection and to permanent repairs made in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
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FEMA Approves $11 Million in Recovery for Panama City Schools
Schools certainly weren’t spared in Hurricane Michael’s devastation, and in response, FEMA recently approved nearly $11 million – in the form of four important projects – for recovery efforts related to Bay District Schools.
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Timber Relief after Hurricane Michael
In late 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the State of Florida a $380 million grant to help it recover its timber industry in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael – the first timber grant ever awarded to a state by the USDA.
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Aid for Hurricane Michael Recovery
Hurricane Michael devastated much of Florida, and recovery efforts continue more than a year later.
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How COVID-19 Will Impact Plans for Beating Upcoming Hurricanes
COVID-19 has upended our lives in untold ways and has put many things on hold. One thing the pandemic cannot stop, however, is hurricane season, which is coming – regardless of how prepared (or ill-prepared) we may be.
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Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?
By the time a natural disaster like Hurricane Michael hits, you will quickly be in the thick of it and probably won’t have the ability to do much more than survive the event.
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FEMA Approves $48.8 Million For Hurricane Michael Debris Removal
People in Florida and other states have constant reminders of the devastation brought by Hurricane Michael, and the debris removal required is only one important component of the ongoing recovery process.
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COVID-19 Actually Speeding up Hurricane Michael Recovery Projects
Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down – at best. But with all the hardship and strangeness we have encountered, there are some important success stories out there.
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What to Do if Your Car Doors Flood
Flooding is terrible for everything that’s affected by the undesirable accumulation of water, and this is certainly true of your car doors.
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Disaster Recovery Being Affected by COVID-19 Outbreak
When President Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, he invoked authority across governmental departments and agencies to provide financial support at the state and local level.
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Beware of Hurricane Home Repair Scams
If your home has been damaged in one of Florida’s devastating hurricanes, you and your family have been through plenty. The last thing you need is to be scammed in the process of having your home repaired, but unfortunately, there are people willing to scam you out there.
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New Funding Announced for Hurricane Michael Recovery Aid
The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, recently announced that there is new federal funding available to help address the long-term recovery needs communities that were affected by Hurricane Michael continue to face.
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Relief Coming to Citizens of Bay County
Florida weather can change in the blink of an eye, and when that change means a hailstorm, it can do a lot of damage very quickly. Hail is precipitation in the form of hailstones – or stones comprised of ice.
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What to Do if Your Car Floods
The heavy rains and flooding associated with Florida’s massive storms and hurricanes can cause extensive damage, and some of that damage includes flooded cars. In fact, cars can be damaged beyond repair. If your car’s been flooded in a storm, there are certain steps you can take to help mitigate the damage.
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Florida Sitting on $900M for Disaster Aid
Florida sees its share of hurricanes and damage from them, and extremely severe recent storms clearly illustrate this point. When residents’ homes and businesses are damaged or destroyed in a hurricane, they require financial aid to help them get back on their feet.
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Should I Talk to a Lawyer Before Filing a Claim?
Your home has been damaged in a storm or some other kind of disaster, and you’re probably reeling from the shock of it all. That’s natural. Your first impulse may be to file your claim and let the chips fall where they may, but if your damage is significant, this may not be in your best interest.
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How Can an Attorney Help You After a Disaster?
If your home has been damaged in a disaster, such as one of the many tropical storms and hurricanes we endure in the State of Florida, you may think the best path forward is to simply file your claim with your homeowners’ insurance company and allow them to do their job.
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Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Bodily Injuries?
Accidents happen – this, we know. If someone is injured in an accident in your home or elsewhere on your property, the liability provision contained in your homeowner’s insurance will generally cover the personal injury claim that ensues.
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Dangers of Mold After a Storm
If your home takes on water during a storm – even a relatively small amount of water – it can lead to issues with mold. Mold not only endangers your health but can also cause structural damage to your home.
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Home Buyers Beware of Flood History in Florida
It should not be a surprise to anyone in South Florida that some homes might have sustained flood damage. Tropical storms, hurricanes, and other storm surges can easily cause flooding in certain coastal regions.
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Florida Officials Focusing on Unpaid Hurricane Michael Claims
Many people in Florida are still struggling as they continue to wait for their insurance claims to be paid after Hurricane Michael. The 2018 storm damaged thousands of homes and displaced many people while they made repairs.
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Hurricane Michael Claims Still Unfulfilled
Experiencing a disaster such as a hurricane is a traumatic experience. The stress is only beginning, however, as you will then need to deal with repairs, insurance claims, and more.
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Uses for a Backup Generator in a Natural Disaster
If you’ve weathered a natural disaster like a hurricane, you’re experiencing any number of inconveniences.
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What Can FEMA Help with During Disaster Recovery?
Every disaster is unique with its own set of woes, but natural disasters also share similarities – in the way they bring challenges, as well as the mechanisms available for response and recovery.
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Do Insurance Companies Require Photos When Making a Claim?
If your home or property has been damaged in a hurricane or another kind of natural disaster, you have plenty to contend with, and taking photos of the property damage probably doesn’t top your to-do list.
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Steps to Take if Your Property has Damage after a Hurricane
Coastal Floridians in certain cities like Panama City have experienced many serious hurricanes in recent years. Hurricane Michael and other tropical storms wreaked havoc on many homes and businesses due to forceful winds, heavy rains, and storm surges.
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How to Prepare for Hurricane Insurance Claims
If you’ve ever been through a hurricane, you know exactly how terrifying that can be. Damage from excessive rainfall and flooding, flying branches and debris, and falling trees is often extremely serious. If your home has been damaged in a hurricane, you’re going to need to file an insurance claim.
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Is Property Replaced or Paid for with an Insurance Claim?
If you’ve suffered significant property damage in a hurricane or another type of disaster, you likely have plenty of questions about how your insurance company is going to cover your loss.
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How Long do I have to File a Flood Insurance Claim?
When Hurricane Michael hit Florida and the U.S. coast, it brought with it rising flood waters, causing severe damage to homes and other buildings. Many people are still trying to recover from this disaster, including getting coverage for the necessary repairs from flood damage.
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The Difference Between Hurricane and Flood Insurance
People who live in South Florida and other hurricane-prone locations know that having the right insurance to protect their property is essential. Hurricanes can cause devastating damage to homes and buildings due to high winds and rain, though one of the biggest risks is flooding due to storm surges. While you may think your standard homeowner’s insurance policy will have you covered in the event of a hurricane - think again.
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