Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Engle Martin Closes Acquisition of Eberl

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Engle Martin & Associates, a diversified insurance services provider, completed its acquisition of a majority share of Eberl’s Claim Service, Inc. and its related companies on September 1, 2015. Eberl provides a full suite of complementary daily and...
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Thursday, July 16, 2015


Unlicensed Adjuster Information for Insurers

Wind and Thunderstorm Event – July 12-14, 2015

Unlicensed Adjuster Information for Insurers Wind and Thunderstorm Event – July 12-14, 2015 (Flooding, Hail, Tornadoes, Wind) States: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Possibly Other Areas Catastrophe Serial No. 88 Companies sending unlicensed...
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Saturday, June 06, 2015


Exclusive: Erie Insurance tests Google Glass to help process claims

Source: Paul J. Gough, Pittsburgh Business Times

"The next time you get a visit from an insurance adjuster, he or she might be wearing a futuristic headset to help process your claim. Pittsburgh policyholders were part of a pilot program from Erie Insurance (NASDAQ:ERIE) to test the use of off-the-shelf Google Glass as a way to make...
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Saturday, May 30, 2015


Texas floods: Enough rain to cover entire state with 8 inches of water in May

(CNN)So much rain has fallen this May on flood-ravaged Texas that it could cover the entire state with 8 inches of water, meteorologists say. And it ain't over yet. Every drop of rain these days is a drop too many in much of Texas, where 22 people have died and President Barack Obama has...
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Monday, May 25, 2015


Governor Abbott Adds 24 Counties To Disaster Declaration

NFIP Flood Policy for the counties

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on May 11, 2015, certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has caused a disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland,...
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Monday, May 18, 2015


Super Typhoon Dolphin Becomes Earth's 5th Category 5 Storm of 2015

Source: Jeff Masters , 11:58 AM GMT on May 17, 2015

Super Typhoon Dolphin intensified into a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds and a central pressure of 925 mb at 2 pm EDT Saturday May 16, becoming Earth's fifth Category 5 storm of the year. Dolphin hung on to Category 5 strength for twelve hours before increasing wind shear helped knock the...
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Sunday, May 17, 2015


Canadian Hurricane Centre

The Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC) provides Canadians with meteorological information on hurricanes, tropical storms and post-tropical storms to help them make informed decisions to protect their safety and secure their property.
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Friday, May 01, 2015


Senate Votes to Limit Hail Damage Insurance Claims

The Texas Senate has voted to impose limits on homeowners filing insurance claims for roof damage following hailstorms. Sen. Larry Taylor, an insurance agent by trade, wants to establish deadlines for filing claims and strengthen penalties for inflating ...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Hail damage claims pouring in after storm

Southeast Texas body shops are preparing for a busy week as hail damage claims have started pouring in. Sterling Bradley owns Bradley's Collision in Port Neches, he said he and his crew spent the entire day processing claims and giving estimates for dented ...
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Friday, April 10, 2015


Office Approves Removal of up to 45,500 Policies from Citizens

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

 

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Thursday, April 09, 2015


Large Hail Being Reported in OK, MO and KY Today

2" and larger reported

4"  Franklin MO 38.22 -91.17 3-4 INCH HAIL. LARGEST HAIL WAS SPIKED... WITH DIAMETER MEASURED FROM SPIKE-TO-SPIKE. (LSX) 3" Roger Mills OK 35.61 -99.58 (OUN) 3" Roger Mills OK 35.66 -99.38 (OUN) 3" Franklin MO 38.24 -91.17 (LSX) 3" Franklin MO 38.24 -91.17 ROOF OF...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


Storms cause damage, flash flooding in southern Missouri - STLtoday.com

Storms cause damage, flash flooding in southern MissouriSTLtoday.comPOMONA, Mo. • Parts of southern Missouri are cleaning up after strong storms brought heavy rains and high winds, including a tornado. The storms began Thursday night and continued into Friday morning. Pomona's assistant fire...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


At least 1000 people rescued from flooded streets, homes Friday - WLKY Louisville

WLKY LouisvilleAt least 1000 people rescued from flooded streets, homes FridayWLKY LouisvillePRP firefighters from the Jefferson County Water Rescue were the heroes of the day as they safely brought residents out of their flooded first floor apartments and to a nearby parking lot. Some were...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


Flooding closes I-64 in Indiana, swamps tractor-trailers - USA TODAY

USA TODAYFlooding closes I-64 in Indiana, swamps tractor-trailersUSA TODAYJASPER, Ind. — Heavy rains closed parts of Interstate 64 on Friday and led to the rescue of a UPS driver. Westbound portions of the highway between Evansville, Ind., and Louisville, Ky., were closed in Perry and Dubois...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


Louisville struggles with 2 crises: Huge GE fire, flooding from storm - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesLouisville struggles with 2 crises: Huge GE fire, flooding from stormLos Angeles TimesMore than 200 firefighters battled to control a massive blaze that erupted at General Electric's Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky., on Friday even as city officials also had to cope with...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


Severe Storms to Eye Louisiana to Kentucky Friday; Flood Risk More Extensive - AccuWeather.com

Severe Storms to Eye Louisiana to Kentucky Friday; Flood Risk More ExtensiveAccuWeather.comThe risk of flooding will affect part of the Ohio Valley and central Appalachians. Severe storms will also ignite in part of the mid-Atlantic. According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Henry...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


Storms Bring Floods and Tornadoes to Missouri, Kentucky - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comStorms Bring Floods and Tornadoes to Missouri, KentuckyNBCNews.comEmergency teams were called to more than 40 high-water rescues early Friday after a severe storm lashed parts of the Plains and South with tornadoes, rain and flooding. Kentucky was soaked by up to 5 inches of rain,...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


Flooding in Louisville Closes Roads, Prompts Water Rescues - ABC News

U.S. News & World ReportFlooding in Louisville Closes Roads, Prompts Water RescuesABC NewsAuthorities in Louisville, Kentucky, made more than 100 water rescues early Friday as area storms flooded roads and prompted at least one evacuation. Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan says 116...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


Storms, rain, flooding in Good Friday forecast - Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comStorms, rain, flooding in Good Friday forecastCincinnati.comMost of Northern Kentucky is under a flood advisory, while the rest of the region is under a flood watch, according to the weather service. The Ohio River is not expected to get close to flood levels. High temperatures...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


Officers close roadways due to flooding in Lexington - WKYT

WKYTOfficers close roadways due to flooding in LexingtonWKYTFlooding was reporting along Tates Creek Road near Gainesway Drive. Two officers blocked the inbound lanes of Tates Creek Road. On Leestown Road at New Circle Road a car was stuck in high water on Friday morning. Police helped the...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


Flooding causes numerous road closures, water rescues - WLKY Louisville

WLKY LouisvilleFlooding causes numerous road closures, water rescuesWLKY Louisville“Slept late and went to get my son ready for school, and felt the basement step and stepped onto what was a flooding carpet,” Steve Heggie said. Heggie has lived in Okolona for more than 16 years, but he's never...
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Friday, April 03, 2015


Rain, flooding forces road closures, JCPS to delay school day - WHAS 11.com (subscription)

WHAS 11.com (subscription)Rain, flooding forces road closures, JCPS to delay school dayWHAS 11.com (subscription)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Rain and flooding across Kentuckiana has forced the closure of several roadways in the area and prompted Jefferson County Public Schools to be on a two...
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Flooding, heavy rain, hail in parts of North Texas - WFAA

WFAAFlooding, heavy rain, hail in parts of North TexasWFAAA powerful spring storm in northern Tarrant and southern Denton counties Wednesday afternoon brought heavy rain, flash flooding and some hail damage. "We do not have any severe weather; that is the good news," said WFAA Chief...
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Phil Klotzbach's presentation from the National Hurricane Conference

Phil Klotzbach's presentation from the National Hurricane Conference has been posted. 

Phil Klotzbach
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University


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Friday, March 13, 2015


Thaw shifts oil spill response in Montana - UPI.com

Bismarck TribuneThaw shifts oil spill response in MontanaUPI.comThe unified command, which includes state and federal environmental agencies alongside Poplar operator Bridger Pipeline, said special monitoring equipment was set up at the city's water treatment plant to detect any oil moving into...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


FEMA to Reopen Superstorm Sandy Claims in Light of Fraud - GovExec.com

FEMA to Reopen Superstorm Sandy Claims in Light of FraudGovExec.com“This is a significant turnaround for the thousands of Sandy survivors who have been victimized not only by the storm, but by FEMA, insurance companies and their subcontractors who systemically lowballed claims,” Menendez said....
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


Afternoon Bulletin: FEMA To Revaluate Sandy Insurance Claims and More - New York Observer

New York Observer Afternoon Bulletin: FEMA To Revaluate Sandy Insurance Claims and More New York Observer The New York City homeless shelter system is facing hundreds of health and...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


FEMA To Review Every Sandy Flood Insurance Claim - Hartford Courant

FEMA To Review Every Sandy Flood Insurance ClaimHartford CourantTRENTON, N.J. — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim filed by storm Sandy victims. The review will involve roughly 144,000 claims and not limit corrective action...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


New Fire At Troubled Exxon Refinery Quickly Extinguished

ExxonMobil spokesmen claim that there was no impact on the ... as the small southern California town continues to struggle with the fallout of the larger explosion. That incident shook the surrounding area with the equivalent of a 1.7 magnitude earthquake ...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


Feds: 'Human factors,' faulty drain cause deadly zinc blast

A 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a former Horsehead ... settlement money could go to general fund Cash from environmental settlements like the Exxon Mobil payout could once again pad the state's general fund under Gov. Chris Christie's latest ...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


FEMA to review every Sandy flood insurance claim - Press of Atlantic City

Press of Atlantic CityFEMA to review every Sandy flood insurance claimPress of Atlantic CityVolunters from Inspira Health Network and the Cumberland County Long Term Recovery Group held a day of service to help those still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. The group was working at the...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015


FEATURE: US West Coast refiners step up gasoline, alkylate imports from Asia

Further south, ExxonMobil's 155,000 b/d Torrance refinery was hit by an explosion in an electrostatic precipitator on February 18, causing a fire which downed the fluid catalytic cracker, alkylation unit, reformer and hydrocracker. The refinery ...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Oil shipments to resume in repaired pipeline as cleanup continues - Bismarck Tribune

Bismarck TribuneOil shipments to resume in repaired pipeline as cleanup continuesBismarck TribuneEfforts to remove oil from the Yellowstone will resume after it's clear of ice and safe to work on, said a spokesman for Bridger Pipeline LLC, the company responsible for the spill. But prospects...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Oil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under river - Chicago Daily Herald

NBC MontanaOil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under riverChicago Daily HeraldFILE-This Jan. 19, 2015 file photo crews work to contain an oil spill from Bridger Pipeline's broken pipeline near Glendive, Mont., in this aerial view showing both sides of the river. Bridger Pipeline LLC...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Oil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under river - U-T San Diego

U-T San DiegoOil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under riverU-T San DiegoFILE-This Jan. 19, 2015 file photo crews work to contain an oil spill from Bridger Pipeline's broken pipeline near Glendive, Mont., in this aerial view showing both sides of the river. Bridger Pipeline LLC...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Grassroots Group Supports President's Veto of Pipeline - Sheridan Media (press release)

Sheridan Media (press release)Grassroots Group Supports President's Veto of PipelineSheridan Media (press release)A shot of the Yellowstone River. The recent Bridger Pipeline Spill that occurred due to a rupture in the pipeline caused approximately 30,000 gallons of oil to go into the river,...
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Monday, March 09, 2015


FEMA takes more action to bolster oversight following complaints about Sandy ... - NJ.com

SILive.comFEMA takes more action to bolster oversight following complaints about Sandy ...NJ.comToday's announcement is the latest step taken by FEMA in response to complaints about the way Hurricane Sandy homeowners have been reimbursed for damages suffered in the storm. In December, the agency...
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Sunday, March 08, 2015


Notice Issued to Protect Oklahomans Who Have Earthquake Insurance

Source: Oklahoma Insurance Department

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department is taking a proactive step to protect Oklahomans who buy earthquake insurance. Today the Department released a bulletin to property and casualty insurance companies to address important issues surrounding earthquake...

Sunday, March 08, 2015


After Sandy fraud, FEMA must restore public trust - Newsday

Vineland Daily JournalAfter Sandy fraud, FEMA must restore public trustNewsdayNow that a top official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has acknowledged that some superstorm Sandy victims were denied flood insurance settlements because of fraudulent engineering reports, the way forward...
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Thursday, March 05, 2015


Hurricane Sandy: Buried Adjuster Report Raises New Fraud Allegations Against ... - International Business Times

International Business TimesHurricane Sandy: Buried Adjuster Report Raises New Fraud Allegations Against ...International Business TimesA broken tree falls on houses at Jersey City, New Jersey, Oct. 29, 2012. A Jersey City homeowner alleges he has uncovered new evidence showing he was...
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