Officially The 2006 Atlantic Tropical Hurricane Season starts on June first. But last year the 2005 Atlantic Tropical Hurricane Season started two-weeks early and so if we get a repeat you can expect the first actual Hurricane Category storm on or about May 15 or so.
But many of the Snowbirds who come to Florida every year are leaving now or have already left back home to be sure to get out of dodge before the first storm slams the Florida Coastline. But the snowbirds are not the only ones leaving Florida, as many Insurance companies are pulling out or have already cancelled their polices and left the Sunny State, stating it is not worth the risk. They know like all of us that Florida will get hit hard during this year's Hurricane Season.
So far this year 51 Insurance companies requested rate hikes and some were as high as 90% increases. Meanwhile as the Insurance Companies and Snowbirds leave real-estate is still booming and over 1000 people are moving in every day and relocating to the state of perpetual sun. Some are amazed that people keep moving in knowing they may have all their belongings, home and even their lives shattered or gone from a large category Hurricane. Well at least between the severe and extreme weather during the Atlantic Tropical Hurricane Seasons. Consider all this in 2006.