Effects of climate change cause severe water damage and flood damage in South Florida. A sea level rise of several inches will hit South Florida cities hard according to Florida Atlantic University. Fresh water sources for drinking may become contaminated leading to shortages, while projected sea levels are expected to increase by up to 6 inches within the next 20 years.
At least one popular scientist predicted New York City’s storm surge damages. He anticipated flooding, transportation disruption and loss of power. While he thought that this would take place in 10 to 20 years, it actually has already happened. Equecat, a catastrophe risk model company, predicts that Sandy losses may exceed $50 billion.
In many Florida locations the flood control systems currently in place are over 50 years old. It is quite possible that they will not be able to hold back flooding with higher sea levels. Some things that New York/ New Jersey and Florida have in common are densely populated, relatively low lying coastal areas at risk from hurricanes. Lessons learned from Sandy may enable Florida residents to be spared from some of the Sandy damage when they take appropriate precautions.
These are real issues that are becoming more relevant as time passes and the climate changes. The Public Adjuster in your area can guide you about the facts of your property and the insurance coverage.
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