Hurricane season started June 1 and less than 6 days in South Florida faced heavy rain which caused flooding and power outages across the tri counties. It was reported by the National Weather Service that the Sawgrass Mall area in Sunrise, FL alone received more rain than any named hurricane storm, with Irene being the only exception in 2005. This nonstop rain brought the Sawgrass Mills Mall to a standstill. The large vast parking lots become small lakes submerging cars and for safety, the mall had to close for 3 days.
Rain can come on fast in South Florida, and sometimes it comes so fast it can be blinding which if driving, can make it extremely difficult to navigate the road. In one instance at the Sawgrass Mall a driver was trying to leave and ended up in a drainage swale, the water was so deep and the rain so heavy they were unable to see that they had driven off the road.
When caught in a South Florida monsoon it is always important to remember some of these safety tips. First and foremost, slow down! You want to avoid hydroplaning. All it takes to hydroplane is one-twelfth of an inch of rain on the road and a speed of 35 miles or more. Also, do not use cruise control. If you begin to hydroplane and are in cruise control your car can accelerate. Stay alert and try to avoid standing water as it can do damage to your brakes and engines.
When there is enough downfall to cause the streets to flood there is a good chance homes will flood too. At Scott M. Favre Public Adjuster, LLC we represent you, the policy holder. With one of the most successful disaster recovery records in the industry, our firm offers a highly trained, professional staff including engineers, adjusters, accountants, loss estimators, aviation claim experts, pilots and clerical support ready to work for you, not the insurance company.
We ensure that your South Florida flooding claim is handled properly and efficiently to guarantee that you get paid every penny that is owed to you.