Florida has enjoyed eight years free of hurricanes, but the state is nonetheless the riskiest in the nation in terms of storm damage. And, with the coastal damage that Hurricane Sandy brought to the New York area still fresh on everyone’s minds, it is difficult not to think of South Florida in terms of what-ifs.

Insurance companies and other organizations have formed a coalition to discourage further high-rise developments in areas that could be ripe for hurricane devastation.

“The reality is, on balance, the state is in a worse position in terms of sensible decisions about building and putting things in harm’s way in the coastal area,” Charles Lee of the Florida Audubon Society recently told the Claims Journal.

What do you think? Does Florida need to rethink its coastline development priorities? It sure is a complicated issue.

Of course, it is important for the state of Florida to focus on preventing the devastating losses that hurricanes and storms can cause. At the same time, hurricanes are a fact of life in the Sunshine State, so in many ways all we can do is be prepared to rebuild in the event of a storm.

If you live on the coast, or anywhere in Florida for that matter, now is the time to ensure you have adequate hurricane and storm coverage under your homeowner’s insurance policy.

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K.C. Williams III
Managing Partner who has spent his entire career representing Florida insurance and personal injury claims.