Here’s the problem: How is it that the wind could produce such a “surgical” strike on only one house in the neighborhood?
It was like an explosion had occurred or perhaps a truck pulled up, tied on some ropes and yanked the whole thing down. On the other hand, the debris was strewn all over suggesting the wind had done the deed. I guess a small but potent tornado could account for this, but I’ve seen photos of tornadoes cutting swaths through a neighborhood, but one house only—in a tight place like Tropicana? I am a bit skeptical.
The event happened last Sunday, and the local company that we see around the park, AMS, had no emergency services. The insurance company suggested a national franchise called Paul Davis Restorations which specializes in emergencies like this. They have a Fort Myers office, and they sent a crew down the same day to stabilize the site, remove debris and place tarps to prevent water coming in. They were very professional. The insurance company did not insist that everything be left “as is” pending the arrival of an adjuster. They allowed the mess to be cleared.
Today (Monday) their crew came back to finish the job of taking away debris. So far they have been very professional and efficient.
I had been told that insurance companies no longer insure carports, but that is not the case with this company: Modern USA.
I will keep you informed, since we all can learn from this experience. Paul