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Another Hurricane Season Looms Large

Posted by Benjamin Dona on Sunday, May 30th, 2010 at 2:54pm.

2010 Hurricane SeasonThe 2010 hurricane season is set to begin this week and it is important for Southwest Florida residents to pay attention and be prepared. With three years of relatively quiet storm seasons, it's easy to become complacent. However, ignoring the possibility of a major storm coming our way can be a major mistake. All you have to do is remember two very important points:

  • All it takes is one big storm to hit the area to cause major destruction.
  • Not taking the necessary steps to be prepared hurts everyone in terms of the storms aftermath and rising insurance costs.

So, every Florida homeowner should prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Plan early and be prepared for any and all contingencies. Don't let apathy make you an even worse victim of the power that Mother Nature can unleash.

For more information on what you can do to be ready for this hurricane season, please visit our hurricane preparedness information resource page and be sure to review your flood insurance and homeowner insurance policies. Being storm smart is the best thing you can do for your home and your family.

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About the Author

Gulf Coast Associates, RealtorsBenjamin Dona is the Broker and Owner of Gulf Coast Associates, Realtors in Bonita Springs, Florida. He holds two advanced degrees, an MBA and an MA, and has an extensive background in both business and marketing. In 1998, he founded Gulf Coast Associates, and formed a group of like-minded Realtor® associates dedicated to offering professional Southwest Florida real estate services by concentrating on information, education and the use of leading edge technologies. He also is a recognized expert on the "Net," a much-quoted and read blog author, and a contributor to both national and international news outlets. Benjamin is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and numerous local real estate boards throughout Southwest Florida.

Contact Benjamin Dona at 239-948-3955



4 Responses to "Another Hurricane Season Looms Large"

Lori Cofer - Pullman WA wrote:
Absolutely, don't find yourself unprepared. Always be prepared!!!!

Posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 7:57pm.

Jane in Pittsburgh wrote:
Let's hope mother nature gives Florida a break this year. Also, what's going on with Florida and the BP oil spill? I would imagine the combination of oil + hurricanes is a bad one.

Posted on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 at 4:55pm.

Benjamin wrote:
Considering everything that is going on with the oil spill, I'd say we've been darn lucky so far. I know it has caused major problems for many folks, but it could definitely be a lot worse IMO.

As for what happens if we get a hurricane, it seems the experts are mixed in their opinions as usual. Some say it could help and others say it would make things worse.

I guess all we can do is keep praying they can get the thing plugged sooner rather than later.

Posted on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 at 6:18pm.

Josh wrote:
I agree with Bjamin in that everyone has been pretty lucky thus far. I think the most important thing is to make sure you're up to date on both your flood and homeowner insurance.

Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 3:16pm.



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