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J.D. Power: Insurers Gain High Marks After Hurricanes Florence, Michael

After the two recent billion-dollar disasters struck the southeast this fall, the nation’s largest property/casualty insurers responded by deploying their CAT response teams to the affected areas. J.D. Power surveyed consumers affected by the storms to understand which insurance companies …

Berkshire Profit Surges as Buffett’s Insurers Weather Storms

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s insurers dodged the worst of losses caused by Hurricane Florence as the businesses kept up their rebound from a rough 2017. The company’s operating profit doubled last quarter, capitalizing on trends ranging from more train traffic on …

Storm-Weary Carolinas Worry Michael May Impact Rebuilding

In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were …

Schedule It and The Best IRS Announce Partnership to Streamline Claims Management

Automated scheduling solutions improve claims process for property owners dealing with Hurricane Florence aftermath Elizabethtown, KY, October 10, 2018– Schedule It, the leader in insurance property claims inspection scheduling, and TheBestIRS, the leading insurance staffing and recruiting firm that provides …

Contractors Prey on Hurricane, Wildfire Victims After Disasters

The news that Florida’s Disaster Fraud Action Strike Team (DFAST) has been activated in response to Hurricane Michael is a reminder that after a devastating hurricane or wildfire, homeowners may be victimized a second time – by unscrupulous contractors. Recent …

Florence Damage to North Carolina Schools Could Exceed Matthew’s

North Carolina’s public school officials expect damage from Hurricane Florence to well exceed school losses after Hurricane Matthew two years ago, a Department of Public Instruction official told the state’s board of education Wednesday. After receiving a record number of …

Senate Passes Bill With $1.7B in Disaster Aid

The Senate has passed legislation that would provide $1.7 billion to help residents of the Carolinas and elsewhere recover from recent natural disasters. Lawmakers described the aid for those affected by Hurricane Florence as a down payment and said billions …

New Florence Flood Forecasts Offer Good News for South Carolina

The last community in the way of Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters as they slowly flow to the sea got some good news Wednesday – the predictions aren’t as dire as they once were. Officials originally expected flooding in the worst areas …

Hurricane Florence Ranks Second to Harvey in Rainfall Totals

Hurricane Florence was the nation’s second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated. Only last year’s Hurricane Harvey rained more over a 14,000 square mile (36,260 square kilometers) area during a four-day time period, said Ken Kunkel, …

Slower Winds Means Florence May Cost Private Insurers Less

Hurricane Florence is likely to end up costing insurers far less than initially feared. Before making landfall, the storm weakened significantly, largely sparing the bigger inland population centers of the Carolinas. While Florence did wreak havoc with record flooding, private …