Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Identification of Water Damages in Adjusting Hurricane Claims for Water Losses Other Than Flood

Source: North Carolina Department of Insurance


In adjusting hurricane damage claims for homes within the 1968-1997 applicable residential code period, it is important that the inside of the walls be checked more carefully than
newer construction to ensure that moisture hasn’t seeped into the walls that will eventually result in mold and interior wall rot. If adjusters do not look for moisture build-up trapped inside the wall, then this damage could be missed, causing mold and rot to proliferate and resulting in bigger problems for homeowners in the future.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Extended Range Forecast Of Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Activity And Landfall Strike Probability For 2017

Updated June 1, 2017

June 1st Update

We have increased our forecast and now believe that 2017 will have approximately average activity. The odds of a significant El Niño in 2017 have diminished somewhat,
and portions of the tropical Atlantic have anomalously warmed over the past two months. While the tropical Atlantic is warmer than normal, the far North Atlantic remains colder than normal, potentially indicative of a negative phase of the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation. We anticipate a near-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean. As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted. 

(as of June 1ST 2017)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Updated: 7/1/2016

Forecast Parameter and 1981-2010
Issue Date 1 June 2016 - Updated 7/1

  • Information obtained through July 2016 indicates that the 2016 Atlantic hurricane
    season will have activity near the median 1981-2010 season. There remains considerable
    uncertainty with this forecast which we outline in the following paragraphs.
    We estimate that 2016 will have an additional 5 hurricanes (median is 6.5), 11
    named storms (median is 12.0), 50 named storm days (median is 60.1), 20 hurricane days
    (median is 21.3), 2 major (Category 3-4-5) hurricane (median is 2.0) and 4 major
    hurricane days (median is 3.9). The probability of U.S. major hurricane landfall is
    estimated to be about 95 percent of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin
    Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) and Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2016
    to be approximately 90 percent of their long-term averages for the remainder of the

    (the above is from the Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University Forecast)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Hurricane and Windstorm Deductibles

Subject: Hurricane and Windstorm Deductibles

Follow this link for information on Hurricane and windstorm deductibles.



URL: http://www.iii.org/issues_updates/hurricane-and-windstorm-deductibles.html
Source: Insurance Information Institute
Site Section: Cane Page
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Categories: Hurricanes, Wind Pools


Sunday, October 03, 2010

Historical Hurricane Tracks

Subject: Historical Hurricane Tracks
Description: The Historical Hurricane Tracks tool is an interactive mapping application that allows you to easily search and display Atlantic Basin and Eastern North Pacific Basin tropical cyclone data.
URL: http://csc-s-maps-q.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/
Source: NOAA
Site Section: Cane Page
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Categories: Hurricanes


Thursday, July 01, 2010

ICAT Damage Estimator

Subject: ICAT Damage Estimator
From the site:

ICAT developed this website to provide easy access to historical hurricane damage information. All information is open source and based upon publicly available data. The data has been normalized to reflect current inflation, wealth, and population from what existed at the time of the actual storm activity.

It is our expectation that this website will be a useful tool to media sources, local, state, and federal public officials, the scientific and academic community, the insurance and reinsurance industries, and to other interested individuals.

For more information about navigating and searching the data in this website, see the “How to Use This Site” section. For details about the open source data, see the FAQ section.

ICAT extends special thanks to Joel Gratz formerly of ICAT Holdings for his initiative and vision to create and launch the ICAT Damage Estimator, and to Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. of the University of Colorado for his scientific and academic leadership, and his drive to deliver important and relevant information to the broader community.

URL: http://www.icatdamageestimator.com/
Source: ICAT
Site Section: Storm Reports
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Categories: Hurricanes


Thursday, June 10, 2010

NOAA Factsheet - Hurricanes and Oil Spill

Subject: NOAA Factsheet - Hurricanes and Oil Spill
From the document;
 What will happen to a hurricane that runs through
this oil slick?
• Most hurricanes span an enormous area of the ocean (200-300 miles) — far wider than the current size of the spill.
• If the slick remains small in comparison to a typical hurricane’s general environment and size, the anticipated impact on the hurricane would be minimal.
• The oil is not expected to appreciably affect either the intensity or the track of a fully developed tropical storm or hurricane.
• The oil slick would have little effect on the storm surge or near-shore wave heights.
To read more you can download the pdf below. 

URL: http://www.noaa.gov/
Source: NOAA
Related FileNOAA_fact_sheet_on_hurricanes_and_oil_spills.572167
Site Section: Cane
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Categories: Hurricanes


Friday, August 29, 2008

The Weather Channel Hurricane Central

Subject: The Weather Channel Hurricane Central

Hurricane information from the Weather Channel

URL: http://www.weather.com/newscenter/hurricanecentral/
Site Section: Cane
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Categories: Hurricanes


Friday, August 29, 2008


Subject: The NHC

National Hurricane Center Home Page

URL: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Site Section: Cane
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Categories: Hurricanes


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