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Flourishing Through February in Florida

by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Mar 18, 2015

februaryThis winter has been a bit colder than normal here in Florida, and there’s still a month of bundling up ahead of us. Knowing the forecast can help you prepare yourself and your home for the cold and rain still ahead as winter ends.

February is projected to average around 66°, a little below our normal 70° average, so you’ll want to keep a sweater but won’t need to worry about your pipes freezing anymore. Since temperatures are going to keep rising, it’s a good time to look at those pipes and check for any new cracks or leaks that may have formed during the winter.

The temperature also means you may be ready to turn off that heater for a while. It’s a good idea to get all of your heating systems – from furnaces to water heaters – checked at least once a year. You can do this as spring arrives and you turn the system off, or in the fall before you need to turn it back on.

Unfortunately, it looks like this February will be a wet one. Florida is expected to get 40% more rain than normal, with small showers throughout the month and big storms near Valentine’s Day, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Make sure you’ve cleared those gutters and clean out any drainage system you use to avoid a backup before Cupid arrives.

Looking ahead to the weather can help you stay prepared and safe as the seasons change. For other events and natural disasters, Homeowners Insurance and Flood Insurance from People’s Trust can help get you back on your feet.

It takes just two inches of flood water to cause more than $7,500 in damage to your home, so call People’s Trust Insurance today to discuss your Home and Flood Insurance needs: 1-888-524-6003.