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Florida Watches for AOB Abuse as Irma Recovery Begins

As Florida residents return home after being evacuated by Hurricane Irma, the pressure is on the insurance industry to keep a bad situation regarding assignment of benefits abuse in the state from getting worse. Florida regulators, carriers, industry trade groups …

12th Annual Texas Hurricane Tour Begins

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) will lead a team of insurance experts and meteorologists in educating coastal Texans about the need for insurance coverage and hurricane preparedness as part of our 12th annual Hurricane Tour. The purpose is to …

Researchers Warn Hawaii Coastal Areas Threatened by ‘King Tides’

Scientists have issued a warning that Hawaii faces the threat of serious coastal flooding this week and in June because a rare convergence of rising sea levels and some of the highest tides of this year. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported …

Coastal Insurance Costs Increasing as Sea Level Rises

When Julia Lundblad lies in bed at night in her Titlow Beach, Wash., home, she can hear the water sloshing up under her house. It took some getting used to, but she loves it. And she said her neighbors are …

Residents Fear of Flooding on Virginia’s Vulnerable Coast on the Rise

When floodwaters poured into Holly Furlong’s Virginia Beach home in October, she ripped out electrical cords and rushed her four children upstairs. They spent the next two days without power, building blanket forts while anxiously waiting for sewage-tainted waters to …

Declared Disaster, Hurricane Hermine Losses Not Likely to Exceed $400M

President Barack Obama has officially declared a major disaster for areas in Florida affected by Hurricane Hermine. A news release says Obama signed the disaster declaration last week. The president’s action makes federal funding available to residents and businesses in …

Global Weather Agency Takes 3 Hurricane Names Off the List

WMO’s Hurricane Committee announced that it will no longer use the names Erika and Joaquin for future tropical storms or hurricanes in the Atlantic, and the name Patricia will no longer be used in the eastern North Pacific. The three …

Water Damage Claims Expected to Spike Due to Strong El Nino

Winter Storm Jonas’ message to homeowners – a challenging winter lies ahead. The storm that affected 20 states was the result of a particularly strong El Niño, according to the latest Farmers Insurance Seasonal Smarts Digest. The storm brought a …

Massachusetts to Receive $120M in Disaster Aid for Last Year’s Blizzard-Related Costs

Gov. Charlie Baker said Massachusetts is expecting to receive $120 million in federal disaster assistance following last winter’s record snowfall. That’s the most ever awarded to the state as the result of a single natural disaster. Half of the money …

2015 a Notable Year for Louisiana Hurricane Anniversaries

Call 2015 the year of hurricane anniversary coincidence in Louisiana. Besides marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating hurricanes Katrina and Rita, this year is the 100th anniversary of a deadly storm that struck in 1915, the 50th anniversary of …