Hurricane Ian Shoreline Loss: Four Policies, Oh Joy!
October 19, 2023
Tampa Partner Thomas Keller recently wrote an article alongside co-authors Jonathon Held (J.S. Held), Mike Rimoldi (J.S. Held), Megan Walker (Blue Skies Meteorology), Cynthia DiVicenti (National Flood Services), and Andy Rock (Rock Law). The article was featured in the March/April 2023 issue of the Claims Magazine. You can read an excerpt from the article below:
On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall on the west coast of Florida near Fort Myers Beach as a Category 4 storm. Ian was estimated to be almost 500 miles wide, with an eye 40 miles across and sustained winds of 150 mph at landfall. In Florida alone, over 708,255 first-party property claims have been reported with reserves reaching almost $14 billion. In addition to delivering strong winds, this storm also slammed Florida with a catastrophic storm surge
While hurricane losses are often complex, this event was especially complex for three reasons:
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