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2 Replies and 8334 Views 5 Ways Claims Adjusters can prepare for Catastrophe Claims  8334  2 Started by  elenanye The 2014 catastrophe season is almost upon us - so as a claims adjuster, are you ready For many, the beginning of summer means relaxation and vacations, but if you’re an adjuster then summer usually entails new career opportunities and long hours. Whether you’re a veteran adjuster or just getting your feet wet (literally!), this week TheBestIRS recruiters suggest asking yourself these five questions: 1. Are my licenses up-to-date When a CAT adjuster applies for one of our open ...
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by  BerniceSchallerJump to last post
08/13/2014 11:42 AM
12 Replies and 5389 Views 2014 Hurricane Season  5389  12 Started by  host From Tyler Stanfield's WunderBlog 'Overview of the 2014 Season With the increasing odds of an El Nino event developing by the peak of the 2014 hurricane season, unfavorable conditions will likely plague the storms of the Atlantic basin from start to finish. This will cause a limited amount of hurricanes and major hurricanes to develop during the season and decrease the likelihood of a hurricane landfall. Along with the anticipation of a quieter, below average season, the overall lack of abov...
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by  olderthendirtJump to last post
07/31/2014 11:47 PM
19 Replies and 5615 Views 2013 Hurricane Season - Will we have a Cane?   5615  19 Started by  host So far we have not had any hurricanes, the media is stating that the 2013 season could set a new record for the latest season to have a hurricane form.   In recent history the latest first hurricane to form was Gustav in 2002 which became a hurricane on 9/11/2002.
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by  olderthendirtJump to last post
11/28/2013 10:46 PM
3 Replies and 4131 Views Philippines Deployment  4131  3 Started by  Pforecast Has any one heard of US based firms deploying adjusters to help out in the Philippines  If so, which ones and where can I apply
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by  ChuckDeatonJump to last post
11/15/2013 5:33 PM
6 Replies and 4126 Views Question about wildfire claim  4126  6 Started by  QuitMyDayJob Hi everyone, I am relatively new to the field--starting my 'second career'--and I am assisting with my first wildfire claim. The homeowners live about 100 feet from a substantial burn area (forest and houses) and are claiming window damage. I have been assigned as the researcher to gather information as to whether or not such damage can result to windows from radiant heat of a wildfire. They are claiming blown seals, warping, and discoloration of the vinyl. Any suggestions on research...
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by  pondmanJump to last post
02/27/2013 11:27 AM
8 Replies and 4081 Views Sandy - NHC debating removing name for deductible purposes  4081  8 Started by  Torrential Here's a video conversation that occurred on the Weather Channel recently, between Brian Norcross and Jim Cantore. They raise some interesting questions, that could have far reaching legal implications for deductibles related to damage from hurricane Sandy. Some policies specify a 'named storm' deductible. However, if the storm becomes subtropical before landfall, it technically loses its hurricane name, or perhaps should.  It will make a big difference to many folks.  If anyone has...
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by  sbeau4014Jump to last post
12/13/2012 10:35 PM
9 Replies and 3208 Views A major disaster exists in Florida.....what???  3208  9 Started by  HuskerCat Would anyone like to explain to me and the rest of the country (ummm, maybe the 47 that Romney referred to) why Obama has suddenly granted federal aid for the rain that fell in a few Florida counties during Isaac  See the home page for the newspaper articles, and then read the comments posted. I've always kept my mouth shut when it comes to politics and religion because I don't know enough about either to carry on a debate.  But it's hard not to have a crease in your brow when some...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
10/25/2012 1:30 AM
27 Replies and 7412 Views 94l FUTURE ISAAC?  7412  27 Started by  olderthendirt
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Well there is something to watch, this has the feel of a major and a long runner.
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
09/09/2012 12:26 AM
5 Replies and 4206 Views 6/13/2012 Monster DFW hail storm  4206  5 Started by  Tim_Johnson Why has it not been mentioned on here 2nd largest hail storm in Texas history. The largest was in Fort Worth in 1995. Anybody working in DFW
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by  MPaxtonJump to last post
08/23/2012 12:02 PM
3 Replies and 3227 Views Zombie Apocalypse Insurance  3227  3 Started by  Medulus So, it's 2012, and the end of the world according to some.  According to an article in Wednesday's PropertyCasualty360 Daily eNews, there are companies actually selling Zombie Apocalypse insurance.  Companies like My Zombie Insurance and Zaico offer lifetime policies that cover your home, your car, and even your life for as little as $9.99.  Sound like a joke  The really funny part is that there have been actual claims filed.  A quote from the article: “This one ...
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by  okclarrydJump to last post
06/30/2012 4:47 PM
2 Replies and 3066 Views Debby  3066  2 Started by  ntzjazz T.D by Sunday Debby 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. It is sitting in a good spot right now, something to watch over the weekend.
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by  ntzjazzJump to last post
06/22/2012 9:16 AM
0 Replies and 2892 Views TS Beryl amost a cane.  2892  0 Started by  olderthendirt This might be the strong hit in Jacksonville in a very long time even if it does not make 74mph. Will be interesting to see what damage occures. Also will help bust the ongoing drought.  
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05/27/2012 8:26 PM
0 Replies and 2711 Views 2012 Thar She Blows Contest is now open  2711  0 Started by  host Below is a link to the 2012 Thar She Blows Contest. http://www.catadjuster.org/Community/Contests.aspx The Thar She Blows contest has started. In order to win the grand prize you must pick the name of the first hurricane to make US landfall, the state that it will make landfall in and the week the landfall will occur.  Only one combination per registered user, no duplicates will be allowed.  The entry deadline is July 1, 2012 or when a TS is named if earlier. 
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05/07/2012 3:03 PM
2 Replies and 5298 Views La Nina waning  5298  2 Started by  host &160;Quote from 3/14/11 article on WWL; Louisiana Climatologist Barry Keim says there's been a La Niña in place for about a year now and it's expected to disappear before the start of hurricane season. 'Now this is particularly good news for Louisiana with regard to the 2011 hurricane season,' said Keim. 'We get more hurricane in La Niñas and fewer when conditions are neutral or in an El Niño, which is the opposite of a La Niña.'
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by  pdixon555Jump to last post
05/01/2012 4:56 PM
7 Replies and 4171 Views deployments  4171  7 Started by  cloudancer Any adjusters deploying for 2/26/2012 storms and if so, for which ins co and firm
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by  okclarrydJump to last post
03/22/2012 4:01 PM
29 Replies and 15155 Views FLOODS IN AUSTRALIA  15155  29 Started by  Leland
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Australia is having flooding over an area as big as Texas. Twenty two towns are flooded. It is interesting how their issues are similar but different from the U.S. I wonder if there's any work available for Americans, since this sounds like a very large catastrophe. Here in the US we have arguments over storm surge, there they argue about whether the rain fell into a river before hitting the house. Australian policies do not have a standardized definition of flood, and some include it with the...
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by  LelandJump to last post
12/01/2011 4:49 PM
1 Replies and 2932 Views infamous Bel Air Fire  2932  1 Started by  Leland Infamous fire from 50 years ago commemorated in Los Angeles. See the documentary video (link below) made by the Los Angeles Fire Dept. (Only in Los Angeles/Hollywood would you have a Cinematography Dept. inside the Fire Dept.!)    (from Wikipedia) In 1961, a construction crew working in Sherman Oaks noticed the smoke and flames in a nearby pile of rubbish. Within minutes, Santa Ana winds gusting up to 60 mph (97 km/h) sent burning brush aloft and ultimately seared Nov. 6, ...
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by  LelandJump to last post
11/07/2011 10:47 PM
0 Replies and 2895 Views October snow in New England  2895  0 Started by  Marcus Any thoughts in this recent (and early) snow event News reports seem to indicate power outages will rival Irene. Although tree damage would be extensive, damage to structures and other structures remains to be seen.
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10/30/2011 6:07 PM
3 Replies and 5385 Views Hurricane Irene  5385  3 Started by  anythingweather &160;Model data is now pretty certain that at least the outer banks will be hit hard. &160;Mandatory evacuations are now in force over much of the east coast. &160;If you are going to work this storm follow us for updated information at www.facebook.com/hailwatch If you need additional information on Irene goto: &160;http://www.hailwatch.com/content.ph...icaneirene Stay safe out there! Bill
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by  okclarrydJump to last post
08/28/2011 10:50 PM
6 Replies and 5696 Views The Annual Thar She Blows Contest  5696  6 Started by  host &160;The Thar She Blows contest has started. In order to win the grand prize you must pick the name of the first hurricane to make US landfall, the state that it will make landfall in and the week the landfall will occur.&160; Only one combination per registered user, no duplicates will be allowed.&160; The entry deadline is June 1, 2011 or when a TS is named if earlier.&160; Contest Page
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06/16/2011 9:58 AM
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