Merritt Island is a census-designated place (CDP) located in Brevard County, on the eastern Floridian coast, along the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 34,743, it covers a total area of 47.2 square miles and is part of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. In the northern part of Merritt Island, you will find NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center as well as the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.
There are light industrial fabrication centers on the Merritt Island Airport. A variety of NASA-related industrial activities support the Space Shuttle, and other rocket launches on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Air Liquide, a French multinational company that supplies industrial gasses and services to various industries operates here.
At the Kennedy Space Center, you can meet an astronaut, or experience the thrills of the Shuttle Launch Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, spread over acres and acres of land provides habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and wildlife. Three organizations- NASA, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service, Merritt Island have set a great example of the peaceful coexistence of nature and technology.
The weather in April, March, and November is the most pleasant in Merritt Island. August and July are the least comfortable months. This area falls in a very high-risk hurricane zone and 83 hurricanes have been recorded in the island since 1930. The largest hurricane was Frances in 2004. The Hurricane Isaias, currently in progress, is expected to cause severe wind gusts over 74 mph and heavy rain of three to six inches, which could produce flash flooding. Storm surge flooding of 2 to 4 feet is possible along the immediate coast.
The central part of Merritt Island used to be known as Merritt City. It is mainly a residential locality and includes the high school, library, and shopping district. Prices of homes for sale in Merritt Island currently range from $79,000 to $5,995,000. The home options in Merritt Island include newly built residences and heritage homes dating back to 1912. Areas like Tropical Trail, Sail Lane, Courtenay Parkway, Stillwater Drive, and Newfound Harbor Drive have some gorgeous properties with beautiful landscapes and stunning views.
Buying a home is the most important single purchase most people make during their lives. It’s your lifetime investment and you need to insure it with the right coverage to pay for repairs if needed, or replacement. In addition to the house, your insurance should cover your belongings, such as furniture and electronics. It should also help you to meet additional living expenses if your house becomes uninhabitable.
Apart from wind damage, hurricane damage, or tropical storm damage, Merritt Island homeowners need to protect their homes from other risks such as plumbing leaks, mold damage, roof damage, slab leaks, theft, vandalism, etc. You need to buy a special flood insurance policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that is run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Some insurance companies operating here are State Farm, All-State, GEICO, and Great Florida Insurance.
If your home suffers any loss or damage, you need to claim for the damages from your insurance company. You will find that they always try to pay less than an amount claimed. That’s when you require the services of a public adjuster who will ensure that your insurance company gives you a fair settlement. A Merritt Island public adjuster will help you sort through the various clauses of the insurance policy, work out the required documentation, and conclude a successful claim settlement for your home and personal property.
For a stress-free resolution, contact us at Experienced Public Adjusters, Merritt Island, today!