Tornadoes in Florida?
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
When people think of natural disasters in Florida, they generally think hurricanes, not tornadoes. Tornadoes happen in places like Kansas, Nebraska, and “OOOOklahoma where the wind comes sweeping’ down the plain.” But not in sunny South Florida right? Wrong. They do occur in the sunshine state, and even more so this year because of El Nino’s influence. Yes, the same El Nino that is responsible for the much warmer and wetter weather this fall and winter in Florida.
An example of tornadoes in Florida happened just last weekend. On January 9th, 2016, a violent tornado devastated 3.5 miles of Cape Coral in southwest Florida. “The brutal EF-2 storm with peak winds of 132 mph lasted seven minutes, damaging 178 structures and destroying one house, according to the National Weather Service. Luckily, no one was killed or seriously injured.”
Now, you may be thinking, tornadoes in Florida, part of Cape Coral destroyed- that’s awful. But what does that have to do with Joe Taylor Restoration? Well, once the winds have died down, the power has been restored, and there are at least tarps where the roofs used to be on the homes that were affected, residents will need to deal with water damage inside their homes. That’s where Joe Taylor Restoration comes in.
Having been in business since 2002, Joe Taylor Restoration has serviced South Florida through many of its worst storm years, including the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. We have seen the devastating affects of fierce storms, and we are hoping that El Nino will not cause more tornadoes in Florida this year. But if more tornadoes do surface on the east or west coasts of Florida, and your home or business is affected, do not hesitate. Contact your insurance carrier or agent, and then contact Joe Taylor Restoration. One call will result in the expertise and considerable resources necessary to remedy the situation and restore your property to its pre-storm condition.