With all the recent devastation that has taken place throughout the Midwest due to tornadoes, the term “Funnel Cloud” has become a word of increasing sensitivity. The plains region of the U.S. has been coined Tornado Alley due to the sheer volume of tornadoes. However if statistics are any indication, it may be time to rebrand Florida from Sunshine State to “Cyclone Side-Street”. Florida, along with Oklahoma and Texas, has the highest concentration of tornadoes in the United States. Although the native tornadoes generally pale in comparison to the much larger and more powerful tornadoes of the Midwest, they are still able to pack a potent punch.
Many publicized instances of identity theft have been brought to public attention over the past decade, reinforcing the need to keep personal information such as social security numbers and banking information completely covert. Considering identity theft to be common place in today’s society, imagine your federally issued tracking number displayed on the internet as public record. Before your counter this claim as fallacy, realize that this is exactly the case for business entities in the state of Florida.
According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Florida is home to over 900,000 registered boats, awarding it the top spot for state registered vessels in the United States. However, the reputation for being the boating capital of the U.S. brings with it a level of responsibility among watercraft owners as well as a propensity for problematic waterways. In addition to common safety procedures of which every boat owner should be apprised, there are a slew of prudent practices that are often times overlooked, causing malfunction and in some cases peril on the pond. As boating season ramps up, we offer suggestions on how to protect your recreational investment and limit your liability in the case of unforeseen events.
Insurance companies throughout the state of Florida are advising policyholders to be prepared for hurricane season. With weather experts predicting an active storm season, those Floridians who fail to take pre-emptive measures, instead opting to weather the storm, may endure the agony of Mother Nature’s aftermath.