Luckily this time around, a last minute change in path spared Florida from the full force and catastrophe that Dorian unleashed on the Bahamas. Nevertheless, there was plenty of rain and wind to go around. With living in a place like Florida, sometimes it doesn't take a hurricane to pour down inches of rain on a ground that doesn't absorb much water.
This is because most of Florida's soil is made of limestone bedrock which keeps the water above ground instead of under it. Couple that with Florida's flat elevation and you got yourself a state that just wants to be a lake. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates that 41% of Florida's land is flood-prone.
While human-made flood control is put in place to keep urban and agricultural areas as dry as possible, a heavy storm or hurricane can easily overcome our efforts. While we can't help the weather or the living environment that nature has given us, we can prevent and fix the damage.
AJS Building Leveling & Moving is your building specialist for the Tampa, south Florida, and Panhandle areas and beyond! If you need help with structure moving and lifting, foundation repair, or commercial and residential construction, we are your people to do it. Being a Florida company, we understand Florida weather and our expertise can help you live in the Sunshine State with your sun always shining. Give us a call or visit our website for more information!