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Tornado Rips Through Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Gardens reported that the EF-2 tornado caused roof damage, minor structural damage to buildings, tree damage, and vehicle damage. However, there were no reported injuries in the area as a result of the storm. The tornado watch issued by FOX Weather covered over 11 million Florida residents on Saturday. A video showed a car being lifted off the ground and thrown while in the middle of a street. Palm Beach Gardens activated its Emergency Operations Center to address cleanup after the tornado hit. The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that the tornado started just east of Interstate 95, moved northeast across A1A, turned more north-northeasterly crossing PGA Blvd, and dissipated before reaching Juno Beach. The tornado lasted for about 11 minutes and traveled nearly 3 miles before it dissipated. The NWS also reported that the tornado destroyed a dry-cleaning business, collapsed light poles, and caused an electrical concrete pole to lean over. The City Engineer and Building official continue to do structural damage assessments. Another round of severe weather on Sunday morning prompted a Tornado Watch for more than 16 million people across the Florida Peninsula and the Keys.

What are Tornadoes?

DeSantis firma el proyecto de ley 76

HURRICANE-DAMAGE-CLAIMS-LAWYER-IN-MIAMI-PERAZZO-LAW-300x200El viernes pasado, el gobernador de Florida, Ron DeSantis, firmó con el desacuerdo de los abogados de reclamos de seguros y, sin embargo, fue bien recibido por los grupos empresariales de Florida, principalmente los proveedores de seguros, que creen que el proyecto de ley frenará un posible aumento en tarifas de seguros de propiedad y costos de litigio de seguros. La Federación de Seguros Personales de Florida (PIFF), por ejemplo, mostró signos de gratitud cuando la legislatura estatal aprobó el Proyecto de Ley 76 del Senado, a pesar de que se descartaron un par de partes clave vitales de la versión final del proyecto de ley. Una de las partes que se eliminó de la versión final del Proyecto de Ley 76 fue el multiplicador de honorarios de abogados, que aumenta los costos de liquidación y les dio a los proveedores de seguros el poder de reducir los costos de reemplazo de techos que no cumplían con ciertos criterios, como la antigüedad del techo. y el tipo de techo que necesita ser reemplazado. Según el presidente y director ejecutivo de la Federación de Seguros Personales de Florida, Michael Carlson, el estado de Florida requirió una acción para reducir la presión ejercida por las reclamaciones de seguros por daños a la propiedad y al mismo tiempo proteger a los consumidores. Carlson fue citado diciendo lo siguiente: “Durante demasiado tiempo, los malos actores se han aprovechado de los propietarios de viviendas de Florida, lo que ha provocado una crisis en el mercado de seguros de propiedad”. Añadiendo; “Con SB 76 ahora ley, Florida podrá tomar varios pasos hacia la reforma, reduciendo el costo de las demandas de seguros de propiedad que contribuyen a tasas de seguros más altas”.

La Coalición de Protección al Consumidor de Florida (CPC, por sus siglas en inglés) ha expresado su opinión de que es posible que se necesiten esfuerzos adicionales en el futuro para aliviar el golpe a los propietarios de viviendas que buscan comprar cobertura de daños a la propiedad de un proveedor de seguros en Florida. Sin embargo, el CPC se abstuvo de ser absolutamente esperanzado con respecto a la practicidad de la versión final del Proyecto de Ley 76. Desde el año pasado, las aseguradoras de propiedad de Florida han estado planeando aumentos de tarifas de seguros de dos dígitos para cubrir supuestamente honorarios legales sobrevalorados, actividades fraudulentas y reclamos por daños a la propiedad causados ​​por huracanes.

Miami-Insurance-Claim-Lawyer-300x201New Rental Laws Protect Tenant 

Florida lawmakers are contemplating the establishment of statewide regulations for landlords and tenants that would supersede most existing local rules. This proposal, which is likely to become law, would render many local rules “null and void,” including recent rules implemented in Miami-Dade County to protect renters from skyrocketing rents. Senate Bill 1586, which has already passed the Senate, would require 60-day notice for rent increases above 5%, as well as 60-day notice for lease terminations. Local governments, including Miami-Dade County, have expressed concern that this proposal would strip away critical protections for renters, such as notice of new owners, extreme rent increases, and eviction proceedings.

The Perazzo Law Firm shares basic information on tenant rights and landlord liability in rental agreements bound by a written contract. In Florida, tenants possess certain rights that are bound by law, which include the right to a habitable living space, the right to privacy, and the right to be free from discrimination. Landlords have a legal duty to ensure that their rental properties meet certain minimum standards for safety and habitability.

Action After Storm Damage


There will be severe storms occurring on Thursday from Texas to Florida with damaging winds, large hail, and possible tornadoes. If there is storm damage, individuals can file for compensation through a personal injury lawyer. The severe weather will persist along the Gulf Coast for several days, affecting parts of southern Texas, southern Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle. Some areas in Florida will also experience isolated severe thunderstorms. The cities with the highest risk of severe storms include Corpus Christi in Texas, New Orleans and Baton Rouge in Louisiana, and Jacksonville and Orlando in Florida. On Wednesday, there were already severe thunderstorms and large hail in Texas and Florida. The NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for certain areas until 1 p.m. EDT. There is a chance of low-end risk of severe storms over the weekend in parts of the central and eastern Gulf Coast states, which may result in damaging wind gusts, large hail, and even an isolated tornado.

On Monday, South Florida was drenched in rain and there were hardly any dry spots anywhere in town. The forecast indicates that there may be more rain throughout the week, which some locals are okay with since they have been waiting for a change in the weather as it has become too hot. The wet weather started on Sunday and has saturated some areas with at least two inches of water. This has affected visitors who were hoping to enjoy a sunny weekend at the beach. As a result, they had to make alternate plans such as going to a bar to have some drinks and food. The wet weather also likely contributed to a car accident along Interstate 95 near Ives Dairy. If you plan to go out, it is advisable to carry an umbrella and avoid flooded areas since South Florida often experiences heavy rains.



Personal injury and insurance claims lawyer explains “What to do after you suffer economic losses due to flooding or strong winds that damage your property and financial losses.”

Homeowners in South Florida are facing challenges dealing with insurance claims after historic floods. Even though the water is slowly receding, it is still deep in some parts of Broward County. Homeowners are struggling to replace damaged items and filing an insurance claim is only adding to their frustration. Many homeowners are tired and don’t want to deal with insurance companies. They are advised to seek help from consultants to navigate the claims process. Experts suggest homeowners document everything with pictures before beginning the cleanup and refrain from moving anything. Homeowners with flood insurance make up 70% of Broward County, but those without coverage can still receive help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, although it may take some time.

rain-drops-on-car-glass-1555448-300x225In Miami, the heavy rain has caused flooding in areas near SR 395, leading to flood advisories in Miami-Dade and Broward. The downtown area of Miami, specifically Biscayne Boulevard, has experienced extensive flooding due to the heavy rain.

Flooding near the MacArthur Causeway exit ramp was being blocked by City of Miami Police to prevent drivers from getting stuck. One car was seen stalled out, and drivers attempted to take an alternate route.

Two flood advisories were still in effect in Miami-Dade until late Wednesday night, with another one in place for Central Broward.

fire-1185894-300x225Authorities are currently investigating a yard fire that occurred in Medley, which resulted in the death of two individuals and left two others in critical condition. The incident is under investigation, and details regarding the cause of the fire and the identities of those involved are currently unknown.

In Medley, a fire at Laurie’s Trailer Repair and General Welding has resulted in the death of two individuals, with two others currently in critical condition. A doorbell camera recorded the explosion that occurred before Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived at the site on Tuesday morning, located at 11350 NW South River Drive. On Wednesday, aerial footage revealed the aftermath of the incident, with burned structures, charred metal debris, and possibly damaged metal tanks strewn around the area. Utility workers were observed repairing damaged power lines. The cause of the explosion remains unknown and is currently under investigation.

Detective Luis Sierra from Miami-Dade Police stated that based on preliminary information, the affected company is a welding firm that specializes in heavy machinery. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. Smoke from the incident was visible from Broward County, causing nearby workers to seek shelter. According to Danny Cardeso with MDFR, the scenario was hazardous due to multiple burning vehicles containing flammable materials and downed power lines, as well as the five people who required rescue and medical attention. Among the burning vehicles was a fuel carrier, and the fire may have been triggered by a spark during acetylene welding. A nearby worker suggested that the welding work on a fuel tanker may have caused the explosion.

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When storms turn into hurricanes

Hurricane-Accident-Claim-Lawyer-Miami-300x294Tropical storm Nicole seems to be approaching southeast Florida from the west, and may mutate into a category 1 hurricane by nightfall. According to national weather reports and information gathered by local meteorologists, heavy rains and wind are expected well into the weekend. There is a hurricane warning in effect for South Florida and the entire east coast.

Meanwhile, the Miami area is experiencing strong winds and pouring rain, with flooding reported in areas such as Brickle. At present, tropical storm Nicole is creeping its way across the north of Bahamas, with storm surges as high as 5o mph recorded. Residential areas in and around Palm Beach have reported flooded streets, with sea walls and the Flagler Bridge being hit hard was again.

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