Last year was definitely an incredible year for Mother Nature! CT homeowners insurance customers were left perplexed from the incredible amount of storms that came through the New England area. If you made it through 2011 without a claim, consider yourself one of the lucky ones!
We saw massive amounts of snow from January through March. When we thought we would get a break once the warm weather began, we could not have been more wrong. The tornadoes that ripped through the South and Midwest didn’t leave New England alone and came through northern Connecticut and Southwestern Massachusetts. Autumn was fairly warmer than usual however Halloween weekend saw a scary and unusual snowstorm that left trees down, power out, and homes damaged.
According to the Insurance Networking News, 2011 cost more than $32 billion in claims for rebuilding homes and businesses from natural disasters. Furthermore, the 2011 calendar year, twelve different storms caused at least #1 billion in damage according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
So far, our winter season has been extremely mild compared to last winter, with hardly any snow and warmer-than-usual temperatures. I think we deserve the nice break from the horrendous storms of last year. Remember to have your CT homeowners insurance always up to date in case any storm decides to head our way.