Tag Archives: 2004 Hurricane Season

Rebuilding Together Strikes Again

It’s hard to believe it’s been about a year since I last brought up hurricane season, despite being very aware that it’s been going on for a while now.  We’ve been fortunate thus far here in Florida and I’m very thankful for the somewhat quiet season we’ve been experience.  However, with the one year anniversary […]

A Married Homeowner vs. Her House’s Mistress; The Contractor

It was in April of 2005, after the sixteen-page contract was signed, that Ms. Lipofsky’s rebuilding process began. Soon after she became suspicious of the unscrupulous ways of her licensed contractor when things just didn’t add up. She remembers having a CAD artist come over to install her skylights and one look at them now […]

Ms. Lipofsky’s Story Comes To Light

Ms. Lipofsky might be the most patient woman I’ve ever met.  She greeted me with a big smile and the incredible willingness to share her story.  Ms. Lipofsky is a retired teacher who seems to have a heart of gold.  Hurricanes Charley and Frances destroyed her adorable house in the summer of 2004, but it hasn’t forced […]

The Damage Left Behind

After the storms had past, in October of 2004, the Florida Department of Health updated their Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System by adding 30 questions to the survey to assess the impact Floridians experienced from the hurricanes.  Being from a barrier island on the east coast of Florida it’s hard for me to know a […]

Dear Neighbor, Hope Is Still Alive!

As everyone started the rebuilding process here in Central Florida, Hurricane Ivan showed up on the radar in early September of 2004 and quickly became the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded when it reached Category 5 strength. Initially Ivan moved through the Gulf of Mexico and headed northwest dropping massive amounts of rain […]