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Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm

Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm

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  "WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The justices on Tuesday rejected claims by State Farm that the whistleblower case against the insurer should have been dismissed because its existence was leaked while it was supposed to be secret. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court in upholding an appellate ruling that there is no requirement in federal law that the lawsuit be dismissed. Sisters Cori and Kerry Rigsby...
Citizens Insurance Dissatisfied With Independent Adjusters After... Citizens Insurance Dissatisfied With Independent Adjusters After...

Citizens Insurance Dissatisfied With Independent Adjusters After...

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"The Citizens Property Insurance Company is regrouping after two hurricanes hit the state.  The state-backed insurer is disappointed with the response of independent contractors handling claims adjustment."
ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2016 ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2016

ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2016

ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2016 Forecast Parameter and 1981-2010 Issue Date 1 June 2016 - Updated 7/1 ...
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Canadian Hurricane Centre Canadian Hurricane Centre

Canadian Hurricane Centre

The Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC) provides Canadians with meteorological information on hurricanes, tropical storms and post-tropical storms to...
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The Storm after the Storm The Storm after the Storm

The Storm after the Storm

  When Hurricane Sandy made its way towards the East Coast in the fall of 2012, residents knew it could be devastating. What they didn't...
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FEMA Sued Over Records Related To Superstorm Sandy Victims And Other Flood Insurance Claims

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing a new lawsuit filed by a nonprofit organization that wants a look at FEMA’s inner workings, especially the way its officials decide the fate of insurance appeals made by flood victims. United Policyholders, a San Francisco-based group that advocates for consumers of insurance products, sued FEMA in federal court in Washington this week....

Hawaii and Hurricanes

“The last hurricane that hit Hawaii was Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and Kauai took the brunt of the damage,” said Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. “Hurricane Iniki caused almost $2 billion in damages, which is about $3 billion in today’s dollars. It can take just one major storm to cause severe property damage, and we urge you to be prepared.”

Hurricane and Windstorm Deductibles

Subject: Hurricane and Windstorm Deductibles Description:  Follow this link for information on Hurricane and windstorm deductibles. http://www.iii.org/issues_updates/hurricane-and-windstorm-deductibles.html   URL: http://www.iii.org/issues_updates/hurricane-and-windstorm-deductibles.html Source: Insurance Information Institute Site Section: Cane Page

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

ICAT Damage Estimator

Subject: ICAT Damage Estimator Description:  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...

NOAA Factsheet - Hurricanes and Oil Spill

Subject: NOAA Factsheet - Hurricanes and Oil Spill Description:  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...
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Wind Speeds

  • Category One Hurricane - Sustained winds 74-95 mph
  • Category Two Hurricane - Sustained winds 96-110 mph
  • Category Three Hurricane  - Sustained winds 111-130 mph
  • Category Four Hurricane  - Sustained winds 131-155 mph
  • Category Five Hurricane  - Sustained winds greater than 155 mph,
     

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