Tropical Storm Fred began to strengthen as it tracks toward the Florida Panhandle and another tropical storm, Grace, is barreling towards the Caribbean and Haiti, following a major 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Saturday. It’s a one two punch for a hurricane season which has been relatively quiet. Widespread rainfall totals of 3-6 inches are forecast across the Southeast, with isolated totals up to 9 inches possible through Tuesday. The current forecast from the National Hurricane Center has Grace traveling through the Greater Antilles, affecting the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Monday and Tuesday, with expected wind speeds at 40-50 mph. Early projections has Grace clipping Florida and building steam before a potential impact near Louisiana.
In discussions with Foreclosurepedia Nation members whom held Preferred Vendor Status with insurance providers, stand by instructions have been issued to those in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
The unspoken danger in the Southeast is whether or not hospitals already at the breaking point from COVID will be able to attend to potential storm damage victims. Those within the Mortgage Field Services Industry should also be prepared for an uptick in inspections and preemptively reach out to their Clients accordingly in preparation.