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Viewpoint: Faulty Hose Bibs One of Many Subrogation Opportunities from Record Freeze

Although I am a native Texan, I grew up in Wisconsin. Therefore, I am no stranger to cold weather or the devastating effects it can have on people and property. When I moved back to Texas two years ago to …

Texas Lawmakers Investigate Deadly Power Blackout

Texas state legislators on Thursday started digging into the causes of deadly power blackouts that left millions shivering in the dark as frigid temperatures caught its grid operator and utilities ill-prepared for skyrocketing power demand. Hearings are highlighting shortcomings by …

Texas Cold Snap May Spur Historic Number of Insurance Claims

The polar vortex that caused power outages across Texas for the past week also will bring more insurance claims than any event in the state’s history, the Texas Insurance Council said Thursday. “I hate to say the word ‘unprecedented’ but …

Rapid Thaw Wreaks Havoc on Pipes, Roadways in Midwest

Much of the Midwest experienced a rapid thaw after last week’s polar vortex sent wind chill temperatures plummeting below minus-50 in some places. But the transition to warmer conditions threatens a new set of problems. Ruptured water mains, leaky pipes …

Freezing Temps Break Water Pipes Across Texas

Several days of subfreezing temperatures resulted in frozen water pipes which are now leaking in homes across the state of Texas. With temperatures now warming above the freezing mark, homeowners are discovering water leaks and rushing to call plumbers for …

Polar Vortex Costly for Ohio Cities, Businesses

The winter blast that brought snow and dangerous temperatures to much of Ohio will end up costing cities and businesses quite a bit of money. Many are just beginning to add up the price tag for cleaning up the snow …