Hurricane Michael Claims in Florida, Alabama and the Southeast

Aggressive help for policyholders who sustained losses in Michael

If you filed a claim after sustaining losses in Hurricane Michael, you may be entitled to additional compensation. Warhurst Law is representing homeowners, commercial property owners, non-profits, and churches who suffered serious losses from Hurricane Michael and the floods and tornadoes which followed it. We are also reopening claims for applicable parties whose policies entitle them to more compensation. Contact us in Mobile today if you took a hit in Hurricane Michael.

A quick look at Hurricane Michael’s damage

Hurricane Michael roared through the Southeast United Sates between October 10, 2018 and October 13, 2018. FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) declared a state of emergency for numerous locations. The Florida Panhandle took the brunt of the storm, but the hurricane caused destruction in Alabama, too, as winds reached 70mph in parts of that state. According to an atmospheric scientist at Colorado State, Hurricane Michael was “the strongest hurricane ever to come ashore along the Florida Panhandle in records dating back to 1851.”

In addition to the high winds, the cyclone caused flash flooding delivering four to eight inches of rain in a short span in many areas and up to a foot in some locations.

According to a Global Catastrophe Recap, Hurricane Michael caused:

  • 45 deaths
  • Extensive wind (up to 155 mph) and coastal damage
  • Storm surges of nine feet
  • Economic losses were estimated at $2.3 billion to timber industries and another $2 billion to the agricultural sector
  • Private and public insurance companies were expected to make $8 billion in payouts

Home and property damages included:

  • Damage to the foundation or structure which require repairs
  • Damage to the foundation or structure which were deemed total losses
  • Damage to windows, doors, interior and exterior walls
  • Tree damage to roofs and other parts of the home
  • Electricity, plumbing, and cable damage
  • Toxic exposure from chemicals, waste, and insect-borne illnesses