Thursday, December 15, 2016


Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm

  "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...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016


Citizens Insurance Dissatisfied With Independent Adjusters After Hurricane Matthew

"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."
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016


CRAWFORD & COMPANY® ACQUIRES MAJORITY INTEREST IN WEGOLOOK®, LLC

Atlanta, GA – December 6, 2016 – Crawford & Company® (www.crawfordandcompany.com) (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B), one of the world's largest independent providers of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities, today announced the acquisition of a...

Monday, November 07, 2016


Insurance Council of Texas: Friday's hail storm in El Paso a "catastrophe"

EL PASO, Texas - The Insurance Council of Texas has declared last Friday's hail storm in El Paso a "catastrophe," Mark Hanna, with the ICT, told ABC-7 Monday.

Hannah said El Pasoans reported more than $100 million in losses and insurers are sending extra adjusters to El Paso.
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Sunday, August 07, 2016


Highway blamed for environmental damage

However, a significant storm event may occur in the very near future and may cause additional significant erosion and sediment transport damage,” Stanley Consultants said. “The transported sediment appears to have caused secondary damage to marine ...
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Friday, August 05, 2016


Storm damage

Windows in several cars in the East Liverpool hospital parking lot were smashed or cracked by debris, and vehicles were dented by downed limbs following a severe thunderstorm which moved through the southern part of the county Friday evening.
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Friday, August 05, 2016


EF-1 tornado leaves damage in Fla. town with winds up to 100 mph

(First Coast News) - An EF-1 tornado flipped over trailers and semis in the Yulee area while blowing almost 100 mph Thursday afternoon. A Tornado Warning was briefly issued just after 2 p.m. for Nassau and Camden counties, but the tornado was on the ground ...
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Friday, August 05, 2016


Storm damages QCA home

The Zaagman’s who were home at the time, were following weather coverage of the storm, when suddenly, they felt the force of the tree hitting their house. “It was scary, but I’m glad we didn’t have anymore damage then we did,” said Mrs. Zaagman.
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Friday, August 05, 2016


Babe the Blue Ox in Brainerd back up, but storm caused lots of damage in northern reaches

BRAINERD, Minn.—A 6,000-pound famed Minnesota attraction—known in folklore for its strength—toppled over during an overnight severe storm early Thursday morning in the region. Babe the Blue Ox, at Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd, was put back on his ...
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Friday, August 05, 2016


Cleanup Underway in New Orleans After Tornado Causes Damage

NEW ORLEANS — Cleanup is underway after a tornado and high winds caused damage in several New Orleans neighborhoods. City crews were out early Friday morning removing debris from streets and sidewalks. National Weather Service meteorologist Gavin ...
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Thursday, August 04, 2016


Cloquet storm damage brings down family pines

Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Cloquet joins the list of Northland cities recovering from severe weather after this morning's storm, but one family is still in good spirits after waking up to a yard covered in trees. "I guess we got jealous of what happened ...
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Citizens hires company to review water damage repair estimates, negotiate lower invoices

Source: Sun Sentinel

State-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is hiring an outside vendor to scrutinize water-damage repair estimates from contractors, and to directly negotiate lower invoices with those contractors in exchange for a cut of the savings. The company's board of governors on Tuesday agreed to a...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Crawford & Company® Launches Australia’s First National Insurance Drone Service

Crawford 7/6/16 Press Release

SYDNEY (6 July, 2016) – Crawford & Company® has launched Crawford® Drone, designed to significantly improve catastrophe and operational claims management by providing real-time detail. Darren Trot, Crawford’s national business development manager, said, “Drone...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


ICAT Partners with Neon to Provide Additional Catastrophe Capacity

Source: ICAT Website

Partnership will allow ICAT to write additional per-risk cat capacity in the U.S. E&S market Broomfield, CO: ICAT has teamed up with Neon, the specialist Lloyd’s insurer, to provide an additional $10 million of per-risk capacity to catastrophe-exposed commercial properties in the...
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Sunday, June 26, 2016


West Virginia Flooding

NFIP Policy Counts for the named counties

President Declares Major Disaster for West Virginia WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016


Flood-Stricken West Virginia Counties Get Federal Disaster Designation - ABC News

CNNFlood-Stricken West Virginia Counties Get Federal Disaster DesignationABC NewsThree West Virginia counties devastated by flooding will receive federal disaster assistance, the state's governor announced today as the death toll rose again. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016


At Least 23 Dead From Severe Flooding In West Virginia - NPR

At Least 23 Dead From Severe Flooding In West VirginiaNPRHeard on All Things Considered. Kara Lofton. Ray Suarez. From West Virginia Public Broadcasting. West Virginia's governor has declared a state of emergency in 44 counties after severe flooding that damaged homes and stranded people across...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016


West Virginia devastated by deadly flooding - WHIO

WHIOWest Virginia devastated by deadly floodingWHIORoad signs signaling to US 119 along Frame Road in Elkview, W.Va., are surrounded by flood waters Friday, June 24, 2016. (Sam Owens/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT ...and more »
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Saturday, June 25, 2016


Crews rescue stranded residents in W.Va. flooding; 23 dead - Tribune-Review

Crews rescue stranded residents in W.Va. flooding; 23 deadTribune-ReviewTo donate to Red Cross flood relief efforts in West Virginia, visit redcrosswv.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donors also can text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. For a donation in excess of $500, call...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016


23 Killed In Historic West Virgina Flooding - NPR

23 Killed In Historic West Virgina FloodingNPRSome of the worst flooding in the state in 100 years is being blamed for the deaths of more than 20 people. Reporter Ashton Marra tells Scott Simon that many died trapped in their cars and homes. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR ...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016


At least 26 dead as historic floods sweep West Virginia - USA TODAY

USA TODAYAt least 26 dead as historic floods sweep West VirginiaUSA TODAYThe bodies of three more victims of West Virginia's historic flooding were found overnight Saturday, according to county authorities, raising the death toll to 26 from torrential rains and high water that has destroyed more...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016


Three people found dead in Kanawha County overnight from flooding - WSAZ-TV

WSAZ-TVThree people found dead in Kanawha County overnight from floodingWSAZ-TVKANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three more deaths have been reported in Kanawha County following massive flooding. According to the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, a man was found dead inside a home in the...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016


Crews Rescue the Stranded in West Virginia Flooding; 23 Dead - ABC News

Crews Rescue the Stranded in West Virginia Flooding; 23 DeadABC NewsTeams across the state rescued people from second-story windows, the hoods of cars, the tops of trees. They saved Dunford from her flooded trailer in the middle of the night, just as the water started licking her shoulders. More...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016


GALLERY: Flooding in Rainelle, Richwood, White Sulphur Springs and surrounding areas - Beckley Register-Herald

Beckley Register-HeraldGALLERY: Flooding in Rainelle, Richwood, White Sulphur Springs and surrounding areasBeckley Register-HeraldGALLERY: Flooding in Rainelle, Richwood, White Sulphur Springs and surrounding areas. 15 hrs ago. Scenes from flooding in Rainelle, surrounding areas and the...
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Friday, June 24, 2016


Deadly flooding in West Virginia [PHOTOS] - The Denver Post

The Denver PostDeadly flooding in West Virginia [PHOTOS]The Denver PostMark Lester cleans out a box with creek water as he cleans up from severe flooding in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Friday, June 24, 2016. Employees and volunteers with Main Street Motors attempt to get company documents out...
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Friday, June 24, 2016


State Health Officials warn of health risks following severe flooding - WSAZ-TV

WSAZ-TVState Health Officials warn of health risks following severe floodingWSAZ-TVCHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- State Health Officials are warning of health risks following severe flooding across West Virginia. "This is obviously still an active and dangerous situation and our concern is to...
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Friday, June 24, 2016


Historic floods swamp West Virginia - USA TODAY

USA TODAYHistoric floods swamp West VirginiaUSA TODAYKathy Bostic sits on a roof as she looks through a muddied plastic tote full of family photographs that she rescued from her flood-damaged home along Jordan Creek Road in Elkview, W.Va., June 24, 2016. Sam Owens, Charleston Gazette-Mail, via...
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Friday, June 24, 2016


Fourteen dead in WV flooding - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)Fourteen dead in WV floodingCharleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)SAM OWENS | Charleston Gazette-Mail Hundreds of people have been stranded at Crossing Annex Shops in Elkview, W.Va., since late Thursday, June 23, after a culvert bridge collapsed due to heavy...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016


EU referendum voters wade through water as floods hit south-east - The Guardian

The GuardianEU referendum voters wade through water as floods hit south-eastThe GuardianThousands of commuters were stuck at Waterloo station as trains were either delayed or cancelled because of flooding, with several people tweeting that they would miss the 10pm deadline to cast their ballot....
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016


ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2016

Updated: 7/1/2016

ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2016 Forecast Parameter and 1981-2010 Issue Date 1 June 2016 - Updated 7/1 Information obtained through July 2016 indicates that the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season will have activity near the median 1981-2010 season. There...

Thursday, April 14, 2016


USAA scrambles to process 16,500 claims from hail storm

Source: MySA - Includes photos of hail and hail damage

Quote from Article "USAA received about 11,000 auto claims and 5,500 property claims as of about 11 a.m., but the company expects those numbers will climb. “This is one of the most impactful events we’ve seen in the San Antonio area in recent history, as far as hail goes,”...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016


TDI Bulletin B-0032-15

NONRESIDENT PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTER AFFIDAVIT

NONRESIDENT PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTER AFFIDAVIT The Texas Department of Insurance reminds all nonresident public insurance adjuster license holders that Insurance Code §4102.114 requires them to annually submit an affidavit on a form prescribed by TDI certifying that the licensee is...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Destructive Hail Storm Slams Northern Texas

Pictures of Baseball Size hail and damage -Wylie Tx

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"A destructive hail storm pummeled Northern Texas Monday evening.

The hail caused significant damage to homes and cars in the small town of Wylie, Texas, near Dallas."

 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016


San Antonio Slammed By Hail Larger Than Baseballs

Source: The Weather Channel

"For the second time in as many days, Texans were running for cover as large hail fell on the Lone Star State Tuesday night. This time, it was the San Antonio area in line for the damaging storm. Storm reports from the National Weather Service revealed hail as large as 3.5 inches in diameter...
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Monday, February 08, 2016


New Simsol Software Database Release

SIMSOL Software announced the release of its next generation estimating platforms cost database. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 08, 2016 SIMSOL Software (Simultaneous Solutions, Inc.) announced the release of its next generation estimating platforms cost database. The new cost database named the...
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Monday, February 08, 2016


All insurers should resist dubious claims

Shingles are something you never want to have, unless they're on the top of your house or on the outside of your law office.  Joe Cantu is fortunate not to have shingles, at least not on his roof, but he does have cement tiles up there, and some of them apparently got damaged when the...
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Friday, January 29, 2016


New Guidelines for NFIP Adjusters

FEMA Bulletin w-16005 – Authorized NFIP Adjusters and 2016 NFIP Claim Presentations

A note about the use of the term “Authorized NFIP Adjuster” rather than “Certified NFIP Adjuster”: It is FEMA’s position that certification requires a more formal course of study and the successful passing of a series of examinations before certification is awarded,...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


NFIP Training Available Online

The NFIP offers free online courses in basic and advanced flood insurance topics through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. NFIP Training courses are free and open to anyone. Click on a link below to begin your self study course.    (note: we first posted this in December...
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Thursday, January 07, 2016


NHC Atlantic Outlook


Atlantic 2-Day Graphical Outlook Image 
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