Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is keeping a close eye on the developments related to Hurricane Idalia. We understand how complicated life can get when a major weather event arrives, and we stand with all of our neighbors. While many Floridians have safely navigated hurricanes before, it’s always important to take such powerful storms seriously.

“If this storm hits at high tide, storm surge could reach eight to 12 feet in some areas,” said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. “That would be life-threatening…”. Via

School closures

Even though the school year has either just begun or was scheduled to commence shortly, many educational institutions have elected not to put their students in harm’s way this week. 42 school districts, 16 state colleges, and seven universities have decided to cancel classes.

Fuel reserves

Additionally, the state is preparing to strategically respond to energy emergencies as well. Florida will have 420,000 gallons of fuel in reserve to prepare for the worst, but it’s possible that your local gas station might not receive this inventory.

“The gas stations that will be prioritized will be the ones along the heavy evacuation routes,” DeSantis said. Via

Power restoration

A hurricane of this projected strength will also likely knock power out for a substantial number of residents. To that end, the state of Florida is preparing to have at least 30,000 linemen ready to mobilize to bring electricity back as soon as possible. 

This might be a long few days for our community, but our law firm won’t be going anywhere from a crisis support or legal perspective. Our phone number is (561) 655-1990.