2023 is here, and this means another season of hurricanes in Florida! We’ve started the countdown to hurricane season, with less than 100 days until it starts. Curious about the names and what to expect for the 2023 hurricane season?

Below is more information about the names of potential storms on the horizon, what you can do to prepare for them, and what you’ll want to do to ensure you get the best payout possible from your insurance provider if your home is damaged.

The Upcoming Storms

There are a lot of upcoming storms you may expect to hit Florida. These include:

It’s important to note that—due to the destruction they caused—Harvey, Nate, Maria, and Irma, have been retired.

La Niña to El Niño in 2023

Be prepared Floridians, we may see a switch from La Niña to El Niño this year. These climate patterns affect our weather by changing the temperature of the Pacific Ocean near the equator. La Niña means cooler water, while El Niño means warmer water. Why does this matter? La Niña may mean more hurricanes in the Atlantic, while El Niño may lead to more storms in Florida.

How Do I Prepare?

There are a few things you’ll want to do to prepare for the hurricane season. The first thing you should do is check the condition of your home. This includes the roof, shutters, windows, and more. Next, gather supplies like water and food that won’t spoil. Finally, review your insurance coverage, including your deductible.

What Should I Do If My Home Is Damaged?

If your home gets damaged by a hurricane, make sure you take a thorough inventory of the damage, then contact your insurance company and file a claim. They will likely send a claims adjuster to survey the damage and determine how much the insurance company will pay.

Contact Colucci Law Group if Your Insurance Company Doesn’t Want to Pay

Hurricane season often comes with more problems than storms. Sometimes insurance companies may be a whirlwind of their own. While most insurance companies will pay the claims that are due, some will try to find a way out of it. Not only is this practice unfair, but it is also illegal.

If you’ve been hit by a hurricane and you’ve properly taken an inventory and filed a claim, you are owed a certain amount of money. If your insurance company wants to pay you way less than you are owed or straight up denies your legitimate claim, reach out to Colucci Law Group. We provide expert support to our clients and are able to help combat bad-faith claim denials. An expert lawyer will represent you in a suit against your insurance provider, and we will fight to ensure you get the money you deserve.

Colucci Law Group is also able to file a claim for you. We’ll defend your rights and get you an appropriate settlement.

If you would like to learn more about the property insurance legal services we provide, contact Colucci Law Group today. We will negotiate or litigate on your behalf to ensure your insurance company pays your claim.

If you suspect that you are the victim of a bad-faith insurance claim denial or you would like support filing a claim, 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 Clearwater 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.