With its fine sand beaches, impossibly beautiful views, and multi-million dollar, ocean-front homes, Naples, FL is a haven for the rich from all over the world. Of course, not everyone can afford the $60 million stunners that dot the shoreline but, happily, there are plenty of more modest homes to be found in Naples’ neighborhoods. Whether you live in a mansion by the sea or in a comfortable family home, knowing what to expect from Naples’ weather is an important part of living here.
Those aforementioned millionaires? Many of them use Naples as their winter getaways so they can enjoy the pleasant temperatures, the (relatively) low humidity, and mostly dry days. Year round residents and summer visitors have to endure very different conditions that, for many, fall into “the bad” category. This is subjective, but the high humidity of summer isn’t for everyone.
Winter Weather at a Glance
- Average Low: 51° F
- Average High: 75.7° F
- Rainfall: 1.3-1.9 inches per month
- Humidity Level: Muggy conditions between 19% and 40% of the time
Some people enjoy warm weather, and Naples summer temperatures are not as oppressive as other areas. When it comes to very high humidity, however, most would probably use the word “endure” rather than “enjoy.” Sure, the high summer temps are a great excuse to spend time at the beach, but when you factor in the suppressive levels of moisture in the air and many days of rainfall, it seems fair to stick at least some features of Naples’ summer weather on the bad list.
Summer Weather at a Glance
- Average Low: 74° F
- Average High: 93° F
- Rainfall: 5.5-6.3 inches per month
- Humidity Level: Muggy conditions 100% of the time
When people from other states think of Florida weather, hurricanes are often the first thing that comes to mind. While the state does get slammed with more than its fair share of tropical storms and hurricanes, Naples is often out of harm’s way. That doesn’t mean that the area is immune to hurricanes. Historical data shows that Naples, and Collier County at large, is hit by a hurricane every 7.7 years. That’s a much better statistic than, say, Miami, where they average a hit about every 2 years. Still, hurricane preparations should definitely be part of any residents’ emergency planning.
In addition to hurricanes, the area is also prone to flooding. In the summer of 2014, a civil emergency was declared when flash flooding left dozens of roads impassable, put some streets under 15 inches of water, and caused millions in damage.
While severe flooding like that is rare, it only takes one inch of water in a home to cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. This is something that every coastal resident should keep in mind—even if they don’t technically live within a flood zone. Making the mistake of thinking a home outside of a flood zone can’t flood is a costly mistake for many. The truth is that every home could flood in the right circumstances.
In 2016, a meteotsunami struck Naples during a strong storm that barreled through and spawned two tornadoes. A meteotsunami is what caused the absolute destruction of Galveston, Texas’ Bolivar Peninsula during the devastating Hurricane Ike in 2008. Thankfully, the Naples’ meteotsunami didn’t cause that type of damage, but it did usher in water levels 6 feet higher than a normal high tide and cause widespread flooding.
Living with the Weather
That might sound rather ominous, but the truth is that the ugly part of Naples’ weather isn’t that bad compared to other parts of Florida. There are many more pros than cons to living in this beautiful community! Every location has its own weather hazards. Whether hurricanes or blizzards, the key is to be prepared.
For those in an area prone to flooding, like Naples, potential water damage is always a concern. As mentioned above, it only takes a single inch of water to cause thousands of dollars of damage. Knowing who you’ll call should flooding occur is part of smart emergency plan.
The Experts in Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation
Since 1995, Just Floods has provided quality flood restoration services throughout south Florida (ßis that accurate?). Our locally-owned business holds the largest inventory drying and moisture detection equipment in the state, so we can get to you quickly and get your home back to normal fast.
Our water damage restoration experts use eco-friendly products to complete flood damage repair. The products are not only safe for the environment, but they are safe for use around pets as well. We offer a comprehensive menu of benefits and services:
- 30-minute response time
- On call 24/7
- We directly bill the insurance company
- 25 years of experience
- Mold prevention and remediation
- Member of Restoration Industry Association
- Member of Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification
We don’t just remove the water, we also dry the areas that other companies might miss, such as under cabinets and carpets. Setting up air scrubbers can stop the damage from moving to unaffected parts of your home. The truth is that there is a lot involved with proper cleanup after a flood. The average cost is $18,000—and that number can be a lot higher if the cleanup isn’t done right the first time. Water hidden in walls and crevices will continue to cause damage and can be very costly down the road. That’s why calling in the pros is the only way to adequately deal with flooding in your home or office.
Hopefully, you’ll never need flood cleanup services, but if you do, call us first.
Just Floods emergency water damage services in Naples offers quality, affordable services that will help you get your life and your home back to normal as quickly as possible. Our courteous and professional staff will walk you through the process from start to finish.
Add our contact information to your list of emergency phone numbers, so you’ll be able to get a hold of us fast if the need arises. Want to learn more? Give Just Floods a call today at 239.280.1236, or fill out our online contact form. We hope you’ll never need us, but we’ll be here if you do.