Prepare Your Home For Hurricane Matthew


With Hurricane Matthew looming in the tropics, it is a very good idea to make sure to prepare your home ahead of time for potential effects.

It’s uncertain what Hurricane Matthew will bring to the Tampa Bay area, but the first thing you should do is review your insurance policy to ensure everything is up-to-date. Our Tampa Bay Hurricane & Storm Damage Lawyers at Whittel & Melton urge you to do this to be proactive.

A potential issue with Tampa Bay and severe weather is downed trees because of the extreme damage they can do to homes. It is best to get your trees trimmed and clear out any old branches or debris that could be dangerous with high winds and rain in order to prevent any damage to your house. It is also a good idea to have a roofer come out and inspect your roof for any potential problems.

The U-S weather service says Hurricane Matthew is the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since 2007.

Now is the time to prep for the effects of Matthew. Call your insurance agent and verify what your policy includes, and what you should be doing if you have any damage. It is also a good idea to check into your flood insurance policy, and, if you don’t have one, look into getting one because even people in low-risk flood zones can see significant flooding from heavy rains associated with the hurricanes.

Our Tampa Bay Hurricane & Storm Damage Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want you and your home to stay safe during and after a hurricane or tropical storm. However, hurricanes and storms are acts of God and sometimes damages occur no matter how prepared you are. After a hurricane or storm, we can help guide you through filing a claim for damages.

Call us today at 727-823-0000 to get the legal help you need or contact us online. Your consultation is always free and we can begin helping you right away.

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