Citizens Property Insurance begins preparations for a potentially powerful storm
Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance is preparing for the coming of Tropical Storm Isaac. The storm has lashed the Florida Keys, causing a modest amount of damage in the region, but is making its way further into the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall, where the National Hurricane Center suggests that it could gain hurricane strength. The government agency has issued warnings stretching from Louisiana to parts of the Florida panhandle, encouraging states and consumers to prepare for what may be a serious hurricane.
Insurance adjusters on hand for Tropical Storm Isaac
Citizens Property Insurance has announced that several teams of insurance adjusters have begun preparations for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac. These adjusters will be on hand to assess any damage that the storm causes and provide assistance to those affected by it. Citizens officials expect to see as many as 50,000 claims generated by Isaac if it remains classified as a tropical storm. Currently, National Hurricane Center forecasters are predicting Isaac to become a category 2 hurricane by the time it makes landfall.
Adjusters prepared to assess damage caused by the storm
Approximately 450 insurance adjusters are already afield with another 300 having been called. More than 3,400 qualified insurance adjusters remain on standby in case Citizens Property Insurance should have need of them. This will not be the first storm Florida has faced this hurricane season, but it may be one that causes significant amounts of damage to properties.
State of emergency in Louisiana as Tropical Storm Isaac causes cancellation of events
In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Strom Isaac. The Republican National Convention that was scheduled to take place over the weekend had been canceled due to concerns regarding Isaac. The storm has also caused the cancellation of events in Florida. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to make landfall early this week, but whether it will become a hurricane or lose strength has yet to be seen.