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Hurricane Florence: Lessons Learned

A few weeks ago, Hurricane Florence tore through North and South Carolina, causing extensive damage and setting new state rainfall records in both states. Florence dropped a maximum total of 35.93 inches of rain, becoming the wettest tropical cyclone recorded in the Carolinas. As we watched people getting ready, the fury of the wind and […]

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What To Expect During the 2018 Hurricane Season

The 2018 hurricane season is upon us. And after a catastrophic 2017 season, everyone should be more in tune than ever with potential storms developing, especially in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. What’s Happened So Far? The beginning of the 2018 hurricane season hinted at an intense season. Subtropical storm Alberto kicked […]

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What Everyone Should Know About Determining Flood Zones

When you want to know the impact that future flooding may have on a particular piece of real estate, you may find yourself wondering how and who determines flood zones. Well, it isn’t a secret. In fact, the federal government has a lot of information on the topic (See fema.gov/flood-zones). FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is […]

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Top Reasons Why Property Floods Occur – Part 1

Floods are a natural part of almost any local ecosystem. Occasionally, rain, snowmelt, offshore weather systems will bring more water into an area than the usual drainage and river systems can handle and flooding occurs. In developed areas like cities, neighborhoods, and farmland, we take the responsibility (and the consequences) of preparing for and managing […]

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Taking a Look Back At The 2017 Hurricane Season

As the 2018 hurricane season kicks off, let’s take a look back at last year’s devastating season what it’s lingering effect could mean for this year’s season. Four Storms, Billions In Damages The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest season on record with a damage total of at least $282.16 billion (USD) in the […]