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Miami Hurricane Claim Lawyers See Advantages in New Hurricane Scale that Places More of a Focus on Storm Surges

nengstormsurg.jpgWe’re all used to hurricanes being categorized on a scale from 1-5. However, we may have to learn a new scale that categorizes hurricanes from 0 to 5.99.

Although the National Hurricane Center hasn’t stated whether they will endorse the new scale, the Integrated Kinetic Energy (“IKE”) scale may be a better predictor of potential destruction from both wind and storm surge. IKE was developed because the current system only takes into account wind speed. However, storm surge is the most devastating element of a hurricane.

For example, the current system rated Hurricane Katrina a Category 3 at landfall, but the surge came in at a Category 5 or higher. In essence, IKE provides a better way of determining the actual consequences from a storm because its takes into account more than just wind.

At the end of the day, it appears that IKE may provide a better way for us to understand potential damage caused by a hurricane. In turn, this allows everyone to better prepare for a windstorm.

We may never see this system being used in the mainstream, so take into account that the current scale doesn’t take into account storm surge. If you live in a coastal area, make sure to do your research and find out if your property can be damaged by surge.

Our Florida Insurance Claim Lawyer Blog offers safety tips and other advice to prepare you and your family for a hurricane. If you have not already done so, our Miami storm damage attorneys encourage you to make some basic preparations. Even the busiest among us can tackle hurricane preparation in stages, as we suggest on our Florida Insurance Claim Lawyer Blog. Our Miami Hurricane dispute lawyers are also prepared to assist you with any hurricane damage claim you may have against your insurance company.
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About the AuthorGabriel de las Salas is an attorney with the law firm of Alvarez & Barbara, LLP. His practice is focused on general civil and commercial litigation, including personal injury, insurance claims and real estate disputes. Mr. de las Salas received his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Florida, and his J.D., from Stetson University College of Law.

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