Coronavirus has completely altered the world’s landscape and along with it, every industry. However, travel and hospitality were among the first industries to be hit hard by the virus as travel rates plummeted and the first steps towards lock-down began. Non-essential travel plans were immediately suspended as people hunkered down in their homes to wait out the pandemic.
The end of May marks the start of hurricane season, a threat not just to coastal homes, but many inland communities as well. Hurricane-force winds can reach out more than a hundred miles from a storm’s eye, and hurricanes can move over a hundred miles inland before winds slow to tropical storm speeds. Homeowners, like first responders, adjusters, and temporary housing companies, have a responsibility to make a plan before this year’s hurricane season begins, just in case a storm heads their way.
A tornado outbreak on Easter Sunday 2020 left 33 people dead, making it the deadliest in over six years. Tree damage tends to be one of the leading causes of fatalities in tornados, hurricanes, or severe thunderstorms. Along with the threat to life, falling trees often cause property damage. Whether it is a flying branch that smashes through a window or the upper portion of a tree's trunk falling on a roof, trees become dangerous projectiles during a powerful storm. It is important to understand tree damage claims and how they can be challenging for adjusters and homeowners alike.
The housing market has a huge impact on the economic health of every region in the United States. As COVID-19 continues to affect every industry in its own way, the housing market is expected to experience a significant decline in sales. Low mortgage rates and low housing inventory may be the only things that keep home prices steady. The rental market, however, is experiencing huge shifts. Many renters have been laid off and are refusing to pay their landlords. Some states, like Georgia, have banned all vacation rentals, freeing up many for displaced homeowners.
Temporary Accommodations continues to closely monitor developments related to the current outbreak of COVID-19 and we are dedicated to ensuring our customers have access to our services. As the situation evolves, we’re working closely with our employees, partners, and customers to support business operations and serve our customer’s needs. We are following the guidelines issued by the public health authorities, including the U.S.