Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Hail Damage to home from June 3 Hailstorm

Hooper, Nebraska

The link below will take you to some photos of some severe hail damage to a home in Hooper, Nebraska  that was a result of a hail storm on June 3, 2014.   I have also provided a link to the Storm Events Database that confirms hail in the area. Photos of a home with hail...
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Friday, December 12, 2014


Residents at Redwood City Mobile Home Parks Ordered to Evacuate Due to ... - NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay AreaResidents at Redwood City Mobile Home Parks Ordered to Evacuate Due to ...NBC Bay AreaDue to possible health and safety risks caused by standing water, the City of Redwood City has ordered a mandatory evacuation of two mobile home parks that flooded in Thursday's heavy rains....
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Friday, December 12, 2014


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock - The Turlock Journal

Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for TurlockThe Turlock JournalThe storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left...
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Friday, December 12, 2014


Rain brings flooding, crashes and power outages to SCV - Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Rain brings flooding, crashes and power outages to SCVSanta Clarita Valley SignalA fast-moving Pacific storm flooded roadways, felled trees, triggered freeway wrecks and cut off power to hundreds of homes as it swept through the Santa Clarita Valley Friday. An unidentified body was discovered in...
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Friday, December 12, 2014


Storm Causes Minor Damage, Flooding in San Diego - NBC 7 San Diego

NBC 7 San DiegoStorm Causes Minor Damage, Flooding in San DiegoNBC 7 San DiegoA December storm brought steady rainfall to San Diego County Friday causing some minor flooding and damage but nothing compared to what occurred in other parts of California. A flash flood watch was in effect through...
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Friday, December 12, 2014


Floods, outages keep Berkeley busy as storm hits - Berkeleyside

BerkeleysideFloods, outages keep Berkeley busy as storm hitsBerkeleysideBerkeley city workers handled more than 100 requests related to flooding, and more than 30 calls for tree-related issues, Thursday during a large storm that has been sweeping the Bay Area, authorities said. City spokesman...
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Friday, December 12, 2014


Big storm's aftermath: Flood watch on the Russian River - San Francisco Chronicle

Big storm's aftermath: Flood watch on the Russian RiverSan Francisco ChronicleThe storm focus turned to cleanup Friday as North Bay residents kept a wary eye on the Russian River, which surged above flood level in and around Guerneville but began to recede in the afternoon, with many residents...
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Friday, December 12, 2014


Residents Near Russian River Asked To Evacuate Over Possible Flooding - CBS Local

KTVU San FranciscoResidents Near Russian River Asked To Evacuate Over Possible FloodingCBS LocalSONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) — Sonoma County officials are advising residents in low-lying areas near the Russian River to evacuate in advance of expected flooding. The voluntary evacuation order affects...
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Friday, December 12, 2014


SoCal Roadways Closed by Mud and Floods, Snarling Commute - NBC Southern California

NBC Southern CaliforniaSoCal Roadways Closed by Mud and Floods, Snarling CommuteNBC Southern CaliforniaThe California Highway Patrol closed PCH between Las Posas Road and Yerba Buena Road, due to 18 inches of mud on the roadway. Severe flooding shut down the northbound 170 Freeway in North...
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Thursday, December 11, 2014


Heavy rains, winds, flooding slam Northern California - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesHeavy rains, winds, flooding slam Northern CaliforniaLos Angeles TimesThe tropical weather system that trended on Twitter here as #hellastorm packed a punch Thursday. Winds conspired with drought-weakened roots to send trees toppling. Freeways and other roadways flooded. Schools...
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Thursday, December 11, 2014


San Francisco Storm

"In some parts of northern California, the storm produced sustained, hurricane-force winds of 78 mph and one gust of 147 mph in the Sierra. There were flash flood warnings in several parts of the Bay Area, and part of major highways were closed due to flooding."

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Thursday, December 11, 2014


Rising water in Petaluma, south county closes roads, threatens homes - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Santa Rosa Press DemocratRising water in Petaluma, south county closes roads, threatens homesSanta Rosa Press DemocratJust to the north, falling rain combined with rising tides to submerge several flood-prone sections of northwest Petaluma on Thursday afternoon. The Petaluma River crested its...
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Thursday, December 11, 2014


Flooding closes highways 175 and 128 in Mendocino County; Highway 29 ... - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Santa Rosa Press DemocratFlooding closes highways 175 and 128 in Mendocino County; Highway 29 ...Santa Rosa Press DemocratLake and Mendocino counties experienced some flooding, rock slides and downed trees in the midst of Thursday's highly anticipated storm, but overall the damage was much less...
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Thursday, December 04, 2014


Racketeering suit faces Hartford over Sandy

New York • A couple claiming damage from Hurricane Sandy has filed court papers accusing a Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. unit, an engineering firm and a law firm for the insurer of engaging in racketeering by scheming to use fraudulent reports to deny claims.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014


Crawford & Company(R) Acquires GAB Robins

ATLANTA (December 1, 2014) — Crawford & Company today announced that it has completed the purchase of GAB Robins Holdings UK Limited (GAB Robins), a loss adjusting and claims management provider headquartered in the UK. The acquisition of GAB Robins will enable Crawford to...

Sunday, November 30, 2014


IAS Claim Services Celebrates 30th Anniversary

IAS Claim Services is pleased to celebrate their 30th anniversary as a leading national independent insurance claims service provider. The company was founded in 1984 in Richardson, Texas and has since grown in to a multi-million dollar company with nationwide coverage.

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Team One Adjusting, LLC and Ideal Adjusting, Inc

After storms damaged Mary Erving’s home in Cedar Hill, Texas, she looked to her homeowner’s insurer, National Lloyds to help her rebuild.  National Lloyds sent two adjusters, Team One Adjusting, LLC and Ideal Adjusting, Inc., to inspect the Erving home, and National Lloyds...

Sunday, November 30, 2014


National Lloyds Insurance Co and Compass Adjusting Services

Hurricane Ike trial ends in win for National Lloyds Insurance

According to the charge of the court, filed Wednesday, jurors answered “no” when asked if National Lloyds failed to comply with the terms of the insurance policy issued to Thibodeaux.

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Quiet 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to a Close

Article from Live Science

The mellow 2014 Atlantic hurricane season ends Sunday (Nov. 30), marking another year without major hurricanes hitting the Eastern United States.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014


Repeated Red Flags In How Insurance Companies Have Handled & Denied The Claims Of Sandy Flood Victims For Damage To Their Homes

Schumer, Gillibrand: FEMA must protect Sandy victims & ensure they are fairly compensated for devastating losses. Repeated Red Flags In How Insurance Companies Have Handled & Denied The Claims Of Sandy Flood Victims For Damage To Their Homes.   Long Island, NY - November 16,...
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Saturday, November 15, 2014


What The Hail Is Going On With Texas Insurance Claims?

Source: JD Supra, LLC

Texas Law360 November 14, 2014 The onslaught of new hail damage lawsuits does not appear to be ending anytime soon. The docket of every county in which a significant hail event has occurred in recent years sees numerous new hail damage lawsuit filings every day. Quote above from the...
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Saturday, November 15, 2014


Insurance Carrier Changes Water Damage Coverage

"Allstate was the one company that was the exception to this rule. Any water that comes in contact with the ground and then enters the home is classified as 'ground water', according to Allstate. This is reason enough for them to deny a claim. Other insurance companies view the sprinklers as...
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Thursday, November 13, 2014


From the Archive: Adjuster Murdered in Tampa Bay!

First posted in the forum on 11/15/2004

This post comes from the forum that we had during the years 2004 -2006.  We lost the forum but not the data.  The  discussion below is related to the killing of an adjuster doing her job 10 years ago on this date,  

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11/10/2014


Veterans Day

"On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free. " ~~ Dan Lipinski
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Saturday, November 08, 2014


Hundreds of earthquakes hit Nevada, intensify

Source: USA Today

A swarm of hundreds of earthquakes in Nevada has intensified recently, prompting experts to warn people to be ready in case larger ones hit. Starting in July, some 750 earthquakes, mostly magnitude 2.0 to 3.0, have struck a corner of the Nevada desert near the Oregon border, according to...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014


Declaration From The State Insurance Commissioner Regarding Assistance Of Nonresident Unlicensed Adjusters For Tropical Storm Ana

As of October 15, 2014, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana, which is forecast to impact the state this weekend, possibly as a hurricane. 

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Monday, August 25, 2014


California Earthquake

Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:20:44 UTC Lat/Lon: 38.2153/-122.318 Depth: 10.7 State of Emergency Declared
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Sunday, August 24, 2014


6 - 6.7 km (4.2 mi) NW of American Canyon, CA

Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:20:44 UTC
Lat/Lon: 38.2153/-122.318
Depth: 10.7



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Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Airdrie hail damage could cost up to $100M, says insurance expert

Damage costs from the hail that pelted Airdrie in southern Alberta last week could reach as high as $100 million, says one insurance expert. Thunderstorms, hail hit rural areas in southern Alberta Airdrie hail storm likely caused 'gustnado' in Calgary ...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014


City hammered by hail

During that time, 24 calls were made to the Airdrie RCMP ranging from alarms to motor vehicle collisions, including a five-car pileup on Yankee Valley Boulevard. Two less severe storms rolled through later in the evening, carrying hail and rain.
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Monday, August 11, 2014


Airdrie hail storm declared a ‘catastrophe event’

CALGARY-A vicious storm that hit north of Calgary last week has been declared a ‘catastrophe event.’ The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) says the hailstorms that nailed Airdrie and area on August 7 and 8 caused more than $25 million damage ...
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Friday, August 08, 2014


Declaration From The State Insurance Commissioner Regarding Assistance Of Nonresident Unlicensed Adjusters

Hawaii DOI

Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”) § 431:9-201(b), Insurance Commissioner Gordon I. Ito has determined that nonresident adjusters can operate in the state without a Hawaii license to assist with the anticipated amount of work that could be more than...

Friday, August 08, 2014


Golf-ball sized hail pounds Airdrie, Alta., as ‘gustnado’ touches down in Calgary

Hail damaged homes and cars near Airdrie, Alta., while something called a “gustnado” appears to have touched down on the outskirts of Calgary. The nasty storm hit Thursday afternoon and evening, bringing with it hail as big as golf balls and a fair bit ...
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Friday, August 08, 2014


Golf-ball sized hail pounds Airdrie, Alta., as ‘gustnado’ touches down in Calgary

Hail damaged homes and cars near Airdrie, Alta., while something called a “gustnado” appears to have touched down on the outskirts of Calgary. The nasty storm hit Thursday afternoon and evening, bringing with it hail as big as golf balls and a fair bit ...
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Friday, August 08, 2014


Airdrie recovers from extreme hail storm

Gallery: How to paint a supersonic... Getting this Canadair CF-5 fighter jet ready for its... Actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home on Monday in what a California coroner's office is calling a probable suicide. He was 63 years old
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Sunday, July 27, 2014


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...
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Monday, June 30, 2014


Flooding in Canada

"Heavy rainfall over the weekend in southeast Saskatchewan has some communities struggling to keep up with the influx of water. It's led to dangerous travel conditions after some highways were submerged or washed out, and several states of emergency were declared.  The city of...
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Thursday, June 19, 2014


Minn. Homeowners Combat Insurance Companies over Storm Damage Claims

The repair vs replacement debate continues

The repair vs replacement debate continues. "Wirth said a contractor quoted him $32,000 to repair the entire roof. But his insurance company, American Family Insurance, offered $8,000, telling him it would only repair the shingles that were actually damaged." "They feel that it can be repaired...
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Friday, June 06, 2014


Texas Department of Insurance - COMMISSIONER'S BULLETIN #B-0014-14

TO: ALL COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS, EXCHANGES, MUTUALS, RECIPROCALS, ASSOCIATIONS, LLOYDS, OR OTHER INSURERS WRITING PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND TO THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, AND TO ADJUSTERS, PUBLIC ADJUSTERS, ROOFING CONTRACTORS, AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY RE:...
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014


NCDOI Bulletin 14-B-03

Procedure for Catastrophic Adjusters

The purpose of this bulletin is to outline procedures your company will need to follow if a catastrophic event were to occur in North Carolina. NC Emergency Management staff will not allow any adjuster access to a declared disaster area unless the adjuster is carrying proper...
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