Florida is a peninsula and has a lot of coastline that exposes it to
hurricanes. Bill's insurance was increased to help the insurance
companies make up for the payments that they had to make to victims
of the hurricanes we had in 2004 and 2005. There was a LOT of damage
to homes and businesses in this state.
At 04:38 PM 1/5/2007, Trent and Lorraine wrote:
>As insurance brokers here in VK www.sampson.net.au I am quite amazed at the
>cost of the Florida premiums, a standard policy that covers towers and
>related damage and liability up to $20M and the home (say$350,000) and Tax
>Audit insurance ($20K) and cover for board member of non profit
>organisations e.g. Radio Club is under $1000 AUD..
>On the lightning matter: In a previous life I was a two way technician. Over
>ten years the best site for NO Strikes we had was a solar site that had a
>guyed tower and no ground mat. This site was on the top of the highest
>mountain in the district. The worst site had a complex ground and power
>lines and mazes of protection and at least 1000ft lower in the same range
>i.e. the soil types were the same. This worse of the two was struck on
>average once a quarter..Maybe it was just good luck ??
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