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Legislative Focus for Texas Windstorm Insurer: Funding, Depopulation

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, the state-created insurer that provides property coverage for wind and hail in 14 coastal counties and parts of Harris County, has submitted a report to the Legislature with recommendations to bolster TWIA’s operational efficiency, stabilize …

Claims Journal’s Top 10 Legal Articles of 2014

While it’s no easy feat keeping up with legal decisions across the nation, expert contributors authored these top 10 read articles to keep adjusters in the loop. Does Automobile Insurance Follow the Car or the Driver? by Gary L. Wickert. …

Frozen Pipes, Hail Damage, Tree Collapses Most Costly Winter Claims For Homeowners

An analysis of The Hartford’s winter weather claims history finds that frozen pipes, hail damage and tree collapses are the three costliest homeowners’ claims. To help homeowners prepare for winter weather, The Hartford analyzed five years of its claims data …

Hail Causes Significant Damage According to June Aon Global Cat Report

The Global Catastrophe Recap report for June from Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting highlights the outbreak of severe thunderstorms that affected Western and Central Europe during the first half of the month, causing significant hail damage in parts of Germany, France …

Weekend Storms Cause Damage in North Dakota

Weekend storms caused heavy damage at a Missouri River recreation area south of Bismarck, N.D., and injured people at a lake southwest of the city. Several tents, campers and vehicles were destroyed by strong winds and falling trees at Kimball …

Latest Weather Technology Products Help Forecast Damage Before it Occurs

New weather technology products promise to forecast future weather events weeks in advance while predicting tornado, hail and storm surge damage threats, according to Ben Zimmerman, director of innovation & strategy at WSI, a technology subsidiary of the Weather Channel. …

Hundreds of Vehicles in Sioux Falls Damaged by Storm

Sioux Falls, S.D., auto body shops are in for a busy summer after a storm that pelted the metro area with pea- to golf ball-size hail, damaging hundreds of vehicles. No injuries were immediately reported from the Thursday afternoon storm, …

Allstate Ranks Texas’ Top 25 Counties for Hail, Wind and Lightning

Texas storms clobbered more Allstate insured homes in Midland than any other part of the state over the past five years, while Smith county saw the highest frequency of lightning. Allstate tallied the top 25 Texas counties affected by severe …

Arkansas Storms Didn’t Produce Tornado

A National Weather Service official says searchers have found no evidence of tornadoes as a result of severe weather that struck the state. Warning coordination meteorologist John Robinson with the weather service in North Little Rock says a survey team …

Hail, Tornadoes Pound Denton, Texas

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms north of Dallas, Texas, on Apr. 4 produced hurricane force winds, tornadoes and hail reported to be as large as grapefruits. Several communities are reporting extensive damage. Severe storms first hit Denton around 4 p.m. …