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NHC Atlantic Outlook

ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 PM EDT Sun Jul 14 2019 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center has issued its...
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Update: M 7.1 - Earthquake hits NNE of Ridgecrest, CA

Update: M 7.1 - Earthquake hits NNE of Ridgecrest, CA

M 7.1 - 17km NNE of Ridgecrest, CA
2019-07-06 03:19:52 (UTC)35.766°N 117.605°W17.0 km depth

 

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NOAA 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

NOAA 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook: Summary a. Predicted Activity NOAA's outlook for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season indicates that a near-normal season has the highest chance of occurring (40%), followed by equal chances (30%) of an...
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Insurance Adjuster Act

SB 240, as amended, Dodd. Insurance Adjuster Act. Existing law creates the Department of Insurance, headed by the Insurance Commissioner, and prescribes the department’s powers and duties. Existing law, the Insurance Adjuster Act, sets...
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U.S. hit with two billion-dollar disasters so far in 2019

U.S. hit with two billion-dollar disasters so far in 2019

"The so-called bomb cyclone that brought heavy snow, blizzard conditions and major flooding to the Midwest in March landed with a resounding meteorological “ka-boom!” and became one of two billion-dollar weather and climate disasters...
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EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2019

EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2019

"We anticipate that the 2019 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly below normal activity. The current weak El Niño event appears likely to persist and perhaps even strengthen this summer/fall. Sea surface temperatures averaged...
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AccuWeather's 2019 Atlantic hurricane season forecast

AccuWeather's 2019 Atlantic hurricane season forecast

... "After an active Atlantic hurricane season in 2018, AccuWeather forecasters are predicting 2019 to result in a near- to slightly above-normal season with 12 to 14 storms. Of those storms, five to seven are forecast to become hurricanes...
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Spring Outlook: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

Spring Outlook: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

From the NOAA Report; "Nearly two-thirds of the Lower 48 states face an elevated risk for flooding through May, with the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states, according to NOAA’s U.S. Spring Outlook issued today. The...
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County officials say upstream dam releases causing major flooding, economic loss in ENC - WITN

County officials say upstream dam releases causing major flooding, economic loss in ENC - WITN

County officials say upstream dam releases causing major flooding, economic loss in ENC  WITNBERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Several Eastern Carolina counties are asking for help as flooding from upstream dam releases threaten their economies.
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Conditions are ripe for widespread spring flooding in Nebraska, Iowa - Omaha World-Herald

Conditions are ripe for widespread spring flooding in Nebraska, Iowa  Omaha World-HeraldThis could be a rough spring. National Weather *Service* hydrologists on Thursday sounded the alarm over the potential for significant flooding in the central...
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Fitz Casino reopens after flooding - WREG NewsChannel 3

Fitz Casino reopens after flooding  WREG NewsChannel 3TUNICA, Miss. — Fitz Casino and Hotel has reopened after temporarily closing due to excess flooding.
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Watertown leaders preparing for flooding - KSFY

Watertown leaders preparing for flooding - KSFY

Watertown leaders preparing for flooding  KSFYLeaders with Watertown and Codington County are already preparing for potential flooding in the coming weeks and months.
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Heavy snowmelt runoff in Verde, Salt rivers causes road closures, flooding in Phoenix area - AZCentral

Heavy snowmelt runoff in Verde, Salt rivers causes road closures, flooding in Phoenix area  AZCentralThis year's winter storms have created water runoff into the Salt River and floods through the southwest Valley, but is replenishing the water...
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Knoxville church assembles care kits, collects water for flooding victims - WATE 6 On Your Side

Knoxville church assembles care kits, collects water for flooding victims  WATE 6 On Your SideAnother local church has stepped up to help families affected by recent flooding.
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American Homeowners and Their Insurers Face a Flooding Crisis From Within - The Wall Street Journal

American Homeowners and Their Insurers Face a Flooding Crisis From Within  The Wall Street JournalMore homeowners are reporting water damage from inside their homes even as many other types of claims—including fire—have declined in frequency, ...
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Heavy rain floods homes, forces closures - St. George Daily Spectrum

Heavy rain floods homes, forces closures  St. George Daily SpectrumA rainstorm which moved through the area Wednesday caused flooding in the community of Brookside.
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The advantage of recruiting non-insurance workers as claims professionals

For independent adjusters, the need to replace retiring workers is becoming more urgent. “A number of our front-line adjusters are very senior, very talented and experienced,” said Paul Féron senior vice president for...
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NCJUA/NCIUA Approved Catastrophe Adjusters

NCJUA/NCIUA Approved Catastrophe Adjusters

The North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association (NCJUA), also known as the FAIR (Fair Access to Insurance Requirements) Plan, is a tax exempt association of insurance companies licensed to write and engage in writing property insurance...
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Beazley takes $40m hit from worst wildfires in California history

The payouts from reinsurance hit the company’s bottom line after fires damaged several settlements and killed dozens in the US’s most populous state. It also faces challenges from difficult markets. “ ...
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Contractors Performing Roofing Repairs in Texas: Don’t Cross the Line with Property Insurance Carriers

The Texas Insurance Code restricts the ability of adjusters to ... contractor’s challenge to a ruling that certified a class of property owners who claim the company unlawfully acted as an insurance a...
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Small insurance company folds after Camp Fire, state takes over claims

PARADISE, Calif. -- A small insurance company was found to be insolvent after the deadliest and most destructive fire destroyed thousands of homes in Butte County. California's insurance regulator has ...
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Eberl Claims Service Announces Acquisition of Carwood Claims

About Cor Partners Cor Partners is the parent company of independent organizations Eberl Claims Service, Engle Martin & Associates, and Envista Forensics. With over 1,100 team members worldwide, Cor P...
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A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. local time (17:29:28 UTC).

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. local time (17:29:28 UTC).

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck just seven miles north of Anchorage at 8:29am on Friday morning, at a depth of about 27 miles. The earthquake caused power outages, damage to roads and buildings, and closures of schools, businesses and...
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2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was the third in a consecutive series of above-average and damaging Atlantic hurricane seasons, featuring 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes and a total of $33.3 billion (2018 USD) in damages....
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'Hailnado' insurance claims hit $30 million for one company

TENS of millions of dollars in claims have been lodged with just one of multiple insurance companies as a result of the supercell that ripped through the Gympie region in October. The hail-loaded stor...
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Businesses Win Only 32% of Disputed Insurance Claims Cases

New research reveals that companies who take their insurers to court over non-payment of an insurance claim only win in around one in three cases. The findings are from Mactavish, the UK’s leading exp...
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New platform makes insurance claims easier

The platform is designed to expedite insurance claim approvals, cuts costs and eliminate duplicated claims to different insurers. Noting that patient data is encrypted and protected by the platform, M...
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California Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state

Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In the wake of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones...
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Expedited Claim Handling Billing Grace Period Procedures for California Wildfires

11/15/2018 Notice In an effort to assist victims of the current wildfires throughout the state, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is calling on all property insurance companies to implement emergency expedited claims handling procedures and...
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Ethiopia: Global Insurance Improves Profit, Reduces Claims

Claims reported by the company dropped by 23.4pc to 38.7 ... The insurance industry in Ethiopia incorporates 17 insurance companies and has 524 branches operating with 4.8 billion Br in total capital. ...
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November Wildfires: Notice of Shortage of Accommodations for Survivors

The California Department of Insurance has been informed by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL-OES) that, due to the recent wildfires, there is a shortage of available lodging in the disaster areas. CAL-OES is requesting that...
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Florida Hurricane Michael Claims Data

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is reporting a total of 78,688 claims as of October 18, 2018 with Total Estimated Insured Losses at $835,868,692.  See the report for additional details.
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State Farm® to Conduct Drone Damage Assessment Flights Following Hurricane Michael

It was less than one month ago when Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina. State Farm was the first and only insurance company to receive an FAA waiver allowing Claims pilots to operate drones beyond visual line of sight and over...
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USAA reports 8,000 claims from hailstorm in Colorado Springs; mobile claim center opening

USAA received 8,000 claims for damage to homes and vehicles Tuesday, twice as many as from the June 13 hailstorm that hit Fountain, the insurance and financial services giant reported. Other top insurers, including State Farm, Farmers and...
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CSU team decreases forecast, now calls for near-average 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

Colorado State University hurricane researchers have decreased their forecast from their early April prediction and now call for a near-average Atlantic hurricane season. The primary reason for this decrease is anomalous cooling in the tropical...
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SPC PDS Tornado Watch 40

WW 40 TORNADO AR LA OK TX 131850Z - 140300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 40 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 150 PM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch...
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Study: State insurance licensing reciprocity benefits everyone

A new study has found that the current system of licensing regulations for independent claims adjusters is causing more harm than help for the industry. The study, entitled “Breaking Down Barriers” by Pacific Research Institute,...
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AI Powered Drone Software Company Scores $750,000 Seed Funding

... "According to the funding website, the Converge software takes the benefits of AI-powered obstacle-avoiding, flight stabilizing technology and puts it into a smartphone app – essentially allowing in-house operators like insurance...
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Special Adjuster Fee Schedule for Claims with a Date of Loss on or after August 24, 2017, through November 30, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused widespread flooding in Texas, Louisiana, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and the southeast United States. Due to the catastrophic impacts of these hurricanes and the increased demand for flood...
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