Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere at any time. The constant rain Tampa Bay experienced during the past few days (or is it weeks?) has lead to a record number of flood-based and water damage claims for motor vehicles and homes. It is estimated that half a billion dollars of losses have been claimed as a result of the recent floods. Entire towns, such as Elfers,Fla., were evacuated, and many roads were closed. At one point, even Tampa International Airport closed.
The average amount of rain in Tampa during the month of August, according to US Climate data, is just below 8 inches. During the first four days of August, some area in Tampa Bay got as much as nine inches of rain. That’s a month of rain in less than ninety-six hours. Unfortunately, the ground was already saturated from the heavy rain the area experienced during the month of July.
If you need help with your claim for water damage, whether it is a car that flooded, water entered your home, or another type of water damage loss, it is important to ensure you have appropriate legal representation to ensure your claim is fully compensated.
Fulgencio Law, PLLC represents clients who have experienced losses as a result of the recent flood. If you or a loved one has filed a claim, or would like help in filing a claim, please contact our office as soon as possible and speak with one of our attorneys, Felipe Fulgencio or Bethany Wharrie. We offer free consultations.