This year’s flood season has the potential to create unprecedented havoc. Forecasters are expecting a severe season with several named storms and hurricanes, causing unmitigated damage and costs to communities already facing the difficulties of COVID-19. Indeed the first named storm of 2020, Tropical Storm Arthur, arrived well before the official June 01 start of hurricane season, and experts are noting that they are seeing similar conditions, such as warm waters in the Atlantic, the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, to the storm-ridden 2005. Property owners face significant out-of-pocket expenses for uninsured losses with risks they are potentially unaware of or ill-equipped to manage.
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