The hurricane season is on the horizon and, while the predictions aren’t as definitive yet as they will be in a few months, it’s still a good time to take a look forward and prepare for what may be coming. 

Below are some predictions for the 2024 hurricane season, along with some tips for preparing for a hurricane and what you can do if your insurance provider decides to deny your claim in bad faith. 

Early Predictions

As per the WPBF 25 2024 Hurricane Season Forecast:

“…based on our coming off of a strong El Niño pattern and switching over to La Niña, our forecast for overall activity this Hurricane Season calls for an above-average season. This includes 16-20 Named Storms, 8-10 Hurricanes, and 3-5 Major Hurricanes.”

USA Today has this to say on the matter

“With three months to go until Atlantic hurricane season starts, the chances for a La Niña by summer are increasing…La Niña, a pattern of cooler waters along the equator in the Pacific Ocean, often leads to more active hurricane seasons. It tends to reduce vertical wind shear over the Atlantic and allow budding tropical storms to build the high cloud structures that can supercharge their energy.”

So, in short, it may be a pretty rough season ahead.

How Do I Prepare for a Hurricane?

In order to prepare for a hurricane, you need to take a few steps. These include:

  • Preparing your roof, shutters, windows, and more
  • Checking your insurance coverage and making sure everything is up-to-date
  • Taking photos of your home before any storms in case you need them when filing a claim
  • Taking out cash in case you need to travel
  • Purchasing non-perishable food and water
  • Purchasing pet food and supplies
  • Purchasing diapers and baby formula
  • Purchasing a first-aid kit
  • Ensuring you have a reasonable supply of any medications you are taking
  • Safely storing documents in a waterproof container

What If My Insurance Company Denies My Claim?

With such a potentially active hurricane season on the horizon, you’ll want to make sure you are ready by following the steps outlined above. If your insurance is up-to-date, you file on time, and you have taken a proper inventory of your property (and reported it correctly), your insurance company should pay you what you are owed. With that said, insurance companies sometimes deny claims in bad faith. If you suspect this has happened to you, reach out to Colucci Law Group.

Colucci Law Group consists of legal experts who provide clients with support to fight bad faith claim denials. We will provide you with an expert property insurance lawyer to represent you in a suit against your insurance provider. We are also able to file your claim for you and defend your rights, so you get the settlement that you deserve. 

For more information about our property insurance legal services, reach out today. We’d be happy to help you to file your claim or represent you in a lawsuit against your insurance provider. 

If you suspect that you are the victim of a bad faith insurance claim denial, we can help. The Colucci Law Group has the resources to assess the validity of your claim at no cost to you. For a free consultation, email us or call our Dunedin office at 727-733-9438. You may also call our Fort Myers office at 239-378-7800. Our team assists victims of bad-faith insurance claims across the state of Florida.