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Hail Storm in Florida Cities

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-hail-trenton-melbourne-storm-20190327-story.html

City of Trenton Public Safety Department18 hours ago

**CAUTION ICE ON ROADWAYS**

Use caution during your morning commute through the City of Trenton streets!!! There are areas of heavy ice on the roads. City of Trenton Public Works is out working hard to clear the worst areas. These guys don’t get the recognition they deserve, out working in the wee hours of the morning in these bad conditions! Thank you Public Works crews!

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Paula Bernkrant@misland11

@FloridaStorms golf ball size hail in Cocoa Fl269:10 AM – Mar 27, 201918 people are talking about this

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BCFRpio@BCFRpio

Hail on Interstate 95 in Brevard #weather #brevardcounty #breaking video: Taylor Schollmeyer337:57 AM – Mar 27, 201924 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

Just east of Orlando, Brevard Countywas also building up an excess of hail and hail-related posts on its Twitter pages.

Brevard County’s public information officer shared several videos

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-hail-trenton-melbourne-storm-20190327-story.html

Hurricane Irma

Monday, December 31st, 2018

September 2018 – Hurricane Irma made landfall causing damage to Florida’s Coast and throughout the state. Click on the links below for the news stories.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-hurricane-irma-repair-relief-20180924-story.html

https://www.fox4now.com/weather/hurricane/a-look-back-at-the-development-and-path-of-hurricane-irma

Killer Tornados

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

April 2011 will be recorded as one of the most catastrophic April’s in history. The tornadoes, hail storms and high wind events that ripped across the US has left millions of homes devastated and homeowners scrambling to find reliable contractors to restore their homes.

The below image illustrates the path of destruction on April 27th, 2011: (292 Tornadoes)

April 27th, 2011

The most widely reported on tornado devastated the City of Tuscalosa can be seen in the video below.

Tuscaloosa Tornado Footage

Tips for selecting a contractor:

1. Be aware that many restoration contractors will ask you to sign an agreement. It is important to thoroughly read the contract or agreement before signing.

2. Ask your contractor for references that you can call or stop by to see their work.

3. Ask your contractor to provide you with a copy of their license, solicitors permit, liability insurance & worker’s compensation insurance certificate.

4. Ask your contractor for a copy of their warranty and information whether repairs are serviced locally or from a national office.

5. Check for a local office, verify telephone numbers and where applicable ask for a copy of their business license.

6. Check to see if the contractor is a member of any regional or national industry associations, such as NRCA.

7. Have the contractor explain his project supervision and quality control procedures. Request the name of the person who will be in charge, how many workers will be required and the estimated time of completion.