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Accuweather Predicts Above-Average 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Accuweather meteorologists are predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season with as many as 20-25 named storms. The 2024 hurricane season is forecast to feature 8-12 hurricanes including 4-7 major hurricanes. This year has the potential to break the all-time record …

Forecast Calling for Blizzard Conditions That Could Bury California Mountain Towns in Feet of Snow

Snow was expected to pick up across portions of Oregon, Northern California and northwestern Nevada by Wednesday night, according to AccuWeather meteorologists, who are forecasting heavy snow to expand through the northern and central Sierra on Thursday. The best chance …

AccuWeather Warns of Potential ‘Super-Charged’ 2024 Hurricane Season

AccuWeather experts warn that the return La Niña and historically warm water across the Atlantic Ocean could contribute to a “super-charged” hurricane season in 2024. AccuWeather long-range forecasters say that the current El Niño pattern is expected to transition to …

AccuWeather: Preliminary Damage and Loss from California Storms $9-$11B

The preliminary total damage and economic loss from the intense storms and record rainfall in California this week will be between $9 billion and $11 billion, according to AccuWeather estimates released on Monday. The atmospheric river hit California Saturday and …

Estimates of Deaths, Insured Losses, Economic Damage From Hawaii Wildfires Rising

Two firms have released early estimates of losses and damage from the devastating wildfires across Hawaii’s Maui island and the historic town of Lahaina. Catastrophe modeler Karen Clark & Company issued new estimates showing the insured property losses from the …

Report Forecasts ‘Above-Normal’ U.S. Wildfire Season, Worse in Drought-Plagued West

The U.S. has in store an “above-normal” wildfire season if a prediction out on Wednesday from fire weather experts holds true – “intense” may be a better word for the expectations in Western region. Early predictions for the 2022 fire …

Claims Business: Davies, Liberty Mutual, EFI Global and

Davies Acquires SKWeston and IAS Davies, an international claims management provider based in London, continued its expansion in the United States with acquisition of SKWeston & Co and IAS Claim Services. SKW, headquartered in Towson, Maryland, has been re-branded to …

Hurricane Sally Reaches Gulf Coast With Flash-Flood Threat

Hurricane Sally made landfall in U.S. Gulf Coast, where it could inflict as much as $5 billion in damage and losses across Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle from “catastrophic” flooding in the region. Sally came on land near Gulf …

Rainstorms Over Bahamas Watched as Possible U.S. Threat

Within five days, heavy rains now hitting the Bahamas where Hurricane Dorian struck could become a dangerous tropical system over Florida, and possibly the Gulf of Mexico. The odds were 50-50 a couple of days ago; now they’re at 80%. …

Dorian Set to Lash Puerto Rico Before Hitting Florida Coast

Tropical Storm Dorian is about to lash Puerto Rico with torrential rains, and then is expected to gain strength and become the first major hurricane to hit Florida’s east coast in 15 years. Chances are increasing that the storm will …