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Building Storm-Resistant Structures in the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida panhandle and caused havoc in several Southern states that were battered by powerful winds and inundated with flooding. Estimates vary wildly […]

Storm Damage Coverage Questionable When Caused by Wind-Driven Rain

In the wake of a major storm, homeowners often submit a claim for water damage to the interior of their home or other insured buildings. The […]

How to Read a FEMA Flood Map

As evidenced by current conditions in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia related to Hurricane Florence, flooding claims lives, inflicts financial losses on households and businesses […]

12 Hurricane Tips to Help the Elderly and People with Health Issues

The tragic deaths of 12 nursing home residents who lost power following Hurricane Irma last year highlights the extra attention that is needed to help the […]

Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted for 2018

Weather forecasters are predicting a busier than usual hurricane season in 2018. Hurricane researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) are anticipating an above-average number of tropical […]

High Florida Groundwater Major Contributor to Inland Flooding

The threat of inland flooding in South Florida is increasing due to high groundwater levels and the need to protect fresh water from salt water intrusion. […]

Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding Threaten Florida Communities

As rising sea levels in Florida continue to ascend, flooding is expected to become more common. By 2030, Miami can expect the frequency of tidal flooding […]

Florida Faces Greater Flood Risk Than All Other States

Florida faces more risk of flooding than any other state. This was the finding of a report funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and […]

Florida Home Burglary Prevention Tips

Home burglary is a serious concern for all of us. According to the Bureau of Justice, there are 84.4 home burglaries or theft per 1,000 homes […]

Hurricane Claims Loss Protocol

At Lanier Upshaw, we are here to assist clients with all of their claims needs. If you need to file a claim related to the hurricane(s), […]