There has been an evacuation order for the coastal communities of Dixie County, including Horseshoe Beach, Suwanee and Jena due to Tropical Storm Hermine. All county schools and offices are closed until Tuesday morning.
Residents in Florida and throughout Dixie County are encouraged by Emergency Services to remove any loose lawn items, such as lawn furniture, grills, lumber, campers and anything that could be moved by the storm surge. However, despite proper precautions, Dixie County property owners could experience severe damage to their homes or businesses, including:
- Hail damage
- Roof and siding damage
- Flooded homes
- Flooded and washed out streets
- Wind damage
- Other storm-related damage, such as sinkholes
If the storm stays on its current path, Dixie County is anticipated to receive possible 58 mph winds by Thursday night. A storm surge of 6-8 feet is predicted during the storm.
For those who have evacuated the area, many will came back to find their homes submerged and damaged. If you suffer property damage in the storm, you should talk with a Dixie County Hurricane & Storm Damage Claims Attorney at Whittel & Melton before accepting any type of insurance settlement.
Insurance companies usually try to lowball their policyholders to save the company money. In order to make sure your insurance claim does not get denied or underpaid, you should have us review your policy and claim before you submit anything to your insurance provider. For a free consultation, please call us at 352-264-7800 or contact us online.