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Home of the Future Will Withstand Whatever Wild Weather Comes

Breezy Point is beautiful in the summertime, a quaint neighborhood sitting on a slim peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic just south of New York City. In a storm, though, that dreamy setting can become a nightmare. Breezy Point …

Thunderstorms Strike East Coast, Leave Thousands without Power

Severe thunderstorms blasted the U.S. East Coast with gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour on Monday morning, knocking out power in thousands of homes and putting several states on flood watch, the National Weather Service said. More …

When Perils Combine – Concurrent Causation and Texas Law

Hurricane Harvey is the strongest hurricane to hit the Texas coast in over 55 years. Like all hurricanes, in some locations Harvey produced strong winds causing wind uplift and projectile property damage. Such damage was widespread in the Rockport area. …

Floods, Damaging Winds Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016

Last year’s natural hazards were reportedly below average or average with the exception of flood and wind, both of which saw above-average activity, due in large part to Hurricane Matthew, according to CoreLogic’s annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. …

NIST Leads Federal Windstorm Initiative

Congress recently designated the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to be the lead agency for the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP), giving it the primary responsibility for planning and coordinating the collaboration of federal agencies charged with …

Farmers Data Outlines Hazards Related to Spring Weather

The start of spring means it’s the season for wet and often wicked weather, which can be unpredictable and may include sudden, severe and damaging hail storms that homeowners must endure, according to the Farmers Insurance Seasonal Smarts Digest. Farmers …

CoreLogic Ranks the Windiest Cities in the U.S.

Jackson, Miss., is the windiest city in the nation, according to new data released by CoreLogic. Springfield, Mo., Boston and Cambridge, Mass., followed by Shreveport, La., rounded out the top five windiest cities. The CoreLogic Windy City Ranking provides a …

Coastal Louisiana Struggles 10 years After Hurricane Rita

Vacant slabs, weed-choked lots and solitary stairs to nowhere permeate this tiny town in southwest Louisiana. All that remains of the Klean-N-Kruise car wash is a rusted white sign overlooking an empty, overgrown lot. Residents travel 30 miles away for …

Windstorm Christian Insured Losses Between EUR 1.5 and 2.3B: AIR

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that insured losses from Windstorm Christian (known as St. Jude in the UK) will range between EUR 1.5 billion and EUR 2.3 billion, with the majority of insured losses occurring in Denmark and Germany. …

Public Meeting on Texas Windstorm Insurance Issues Announced

The Texas Department of Insurance announced that a public meeting of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association expert panel will be held Aug. 22 from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm in Austin. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the …