Hurricane Dorian is now expected to hit Florida even harder than previously thought, prompting a widened state of emergency. The storm is on track to make landfall early Monday as a powerful Category 4 hurricane — it could be the strongest direct hit to Florida’s east coast since Hurricane Andrew in 1992 . Due to the uncertainty of landfall, Governor DeSantis has expanded his previous emergency declaration to include all 67 Florida counties.
It is slated to be a very wet storm with the potential for huge water losses. Even without such an event, over 50% of an average agency’s property losses are due to water. For some carriers water losses can approach 60% of their residential property claims count.
Keep in mind, resources for every vendor and carrier will likely be exceeded, creating delays, confusion and all of the usual challenges stemming from a Hurricane. It’s impossible to adjust or remediate claims when personnel cannot get to Florida or to the site of a loss. Patience in the face of immense challenge is always a virtue. Things will get hectic in the coming days for agents as well.
For all these reasons it’s appropriate to reiterate that Johnson Strategies recommends Rytech to agents as a firm focused on satisfying both your clients and your carriers. [Read more…] about Hurricane Dorian & Rytech… A Water Firm You Can Trust