Friday, December 08, 2017


PICTURES: Storm Caroline wreaks havoc across the north

PICTURES: Storm Caroline wreaks havoc across the north  Press and Journal Full coverage
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Categories: Storms

Tags: storm damage


Wednesday, December 06, 2017


Sedgwick to buy rival Cunningham Lindsey

Source: BUSINESS INSURANCE HOLDINGS

"Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has agreed to buy London-based loss adjuster and claims management firm Cunningham Lindsey Group Ltd., the firms announced on Wednesday. Details of the transaction, which is expected to close in 2018, were not disclosed. David North,...
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Thursday, November 23, 2017


Insurers’ incorrect statements to fire victims lead regulator to issue formal notice

Insurers’ incorrect statements to fire victims lead regulator to issue formal notice Notice requires insurers to make sure their staff are trained in California laws and rules SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones directed the California Department of Insurance...
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Saturday, November 11, 2017


Hurricane Irma recovery slowed by shortages of insurance adjusters, contractors

Source: sun-sentinel.com

"Much of the post-Irma frustration stemmed from dealing with catastrophe adjusters quickly trained and supervised under the governor’s Sept. 4 emergency authorization allowing suspension of normal credentialing requirements, Dominguez said. One such adjuster was dispatched to an...
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Categories: Hurricanes, Catnip

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Monday, November 06, 2017


From fire to floods, recent natural disasters highlight the need for uniform claims adjustor licensing

Source: The Hill

"As the nation continues to recover from the damage caused by hurricanes, floods and fires from coast to coast, we are reminded yet again that unforeseen, life-changing disasters can strike at any time. After the initial chaos subsides, it’s only natural that those affected would want to...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Farmers Insurance Is Using the Oculus Rift to Train Workers in Virtual Reality

Source: Time Inc

Over the years, virtual reality technology has improved so much that insurance companies are starting to experiment with VR headsets like Facebook’s “fb” Oculus Rift.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Addendum to the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual — Special Adjustment Issues: Fiberboard Sheathing/Blackboard

WYO Bulletin w-17065

On October 13, 2017, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) updated the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual by adding an addendum providing additional guidance on special adjustment issues surrounding perimeter wall sheathing. The addendum expands upon and replaces existing guidance found at...
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Categories: Flood, NFIP

Tags: NFIP


Saturday, October 28, 2017


Hurricanes Destroyed Water Island, the Most Forgotten Place in America

Hurricanes Destroyed Water Island, the Most Forgotten Place in America  NewsweekFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Saturday, October 28, 2017


World Series unites Houston as road to hurricane recovery winds on

World Series unites Houston as road to hurricane recovery winds on  The GuardianAstros fan, family affected by Harvey get chance to go to World Series  Corpus Christi Caller-TimesFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Saturday, October 28, 2017


Man who repaired homes after Hurricane Harvey dies of flesh-eating bacteria

Man who repaired homes after Hurricane Harvey dies of flesh-eating bacteria  Stuff.co.nzFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Saturday, October 28, 2017


Two Months After Hurricane Harvey, Houston Theatres Relight Their Stages

Two Months After Hurricane Harvey, Houston Theatres Relight Their Stages  Playbill.comFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Friday, October 27, 2017


World Series welcomed distraction from Harvey destruction

World Series welcomed distraction from Harvey destruction  Corpus Christi Caller-TimesThrough wins, losses, cheers and tears, Astros give hope to Houston  ESPNFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Friday, October 27, 2017


Buyer Beware: Vehicles flooded by Harvey or Irma may be sold in Utah

Buyer Beware: Vehicles flooded by Harvey or Irma may be sold in Utah  KUTV 2NewsFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Friday, October 27, 2017


Rockport Film Festival makes a memorable comeback after Harvey

Rockport Film Festival makes a memorable comeback after Harvey  Corpus Christi Caller-TimesFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Friday, October 27, 2017


How Exxon shut down refineries during Hurricane Harvey and still made a profit

How Exxon shut down refineries during Hurricane Harvey and still made a profit  Dallas NewsExxon profits soar 50% despite Harvey  WDIV DetroitExxon earning and spending more  UPI.comFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Friday, October 27, 2017


Medical practices still recovering from Harvey

Medical practices still recovering from Harvey  Houston ChronicleFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Friday, October 27, 2017


Liberty County refuge recovers from ravages of Harvey flood

Liberty County refuge recovers from ravages of Harvey flood  Chron.comFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Friday, October 27, 2017


US economy grew briskly at 3% in third quarter despite Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

US economy grew briskly at 3% in third quarter despite Hurricanes Harvey and Irma  USA TODAYUS economy maintains brisk growth rate despite hurricane-related damage and decline in construction  The IndependentDespite over $130 billion of damage, hurricanes didn't derail the...
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Friday, October 27, 2017


JJ Watt raised sacks of money for Harvey efforts. Here's how it will be spent.

JJ Watt raised sacks of money for Harvey efforts. Here's how it will be spent.  Sacramento BeeThese 4 groups will split $30 million of JJ Watt's Harvey recovery money  KSAT San AntonioOil States International reports third quarter hit from Harvey  UPI.comFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Thursday, October 26, 2017


Second Death From Flesh-Eating-Bacteria Infection After Hurricane Harvey Is Reported

Second Death From Flesh-Eating-Bacteria Infection After Hurricane Harvey Is Reported  ForbesFather-of-one, 31, dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria while repairing homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey  Daily MailFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Thursday, October 26, 2017


Kakadiaris, Iakovou: What Harvey's impact on supply chain can teach us

Kakadiaris, Iakovou: What Harvey's impact on supply chain can teach us  Chron.comFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Thursday, October 26, 2017


First Data division to close Sugar Land HQ due to Harvey

First Data division to close Sugar Land HQ due to Harvey  Houston Business JournalFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Thursday, October 26, 2017


Harvey hits Martin Midstream in 3Q

Harvey hits Martin Midstream in 3Q  Longview News-JournalFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Father-of-one, 31, dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria while repairing homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

Father-of-one, 31, dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria while repairing homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey  Daily MailFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Harvey


Saturday, October 07, 2017


Hurricane Nate makes landfall as a Category 1 storm -- live updates

Source: cbsnews.com

9:22 p.m.: Storm surge could reach 11 feet in some areas Hurricane Nate made its first landfall on the Louisiana coast and is expected to make landfall around midnight on the Mississippi coast, CBS News weather producer David Parkinson reports. Storm surge will be a real threat from...
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Friday, October 06, 2017


These guys chase catastrophes wherever they strike — and find a warm welcome

Source: miamiherald.com

Tornados are the worst. Neighborhoods reduced to a lone chimney or toilet. People searching for any shred of proof – a photograph, a vase – that their homes existed. Ice storms are treacherous. Roof inspections require Everest-type boots – and nerve. Hail storms leave houses...
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017


4340 (DR-4340)

4340 (DR-4340)
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Hurricane Maria (DR-4339)

Hurricane Maria (DR-4339)
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Hurricane Irma aftermath: Floridians without flood insurance face astronomical bills

Hurricane Irma aftermath: Floridians without flood insurance face astronomical bills  USA TODAYFlorida Keys residents focus on rebuilding after Hurricane Irma  Local 10After Irma, inmate is hurt leaping from van and teen is arrested for having flashlight  Miami HeraldFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma


Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Call 12 volunteer rides out Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas

Call 12 volunteer rides out Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas  WWBT NBC12 NewsFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Miami Dolphins Visit Red Cross Shelter to Assist with Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Miami Dolphins Visit Red Cross Shelter to Assist with Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts  MiamiDolphinsCollapsed crane in Miami became a sight to see after Hurricane Irma  Sun SentinelHours After Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County Tickets Residents For Code Violations  Reason (blog)Full coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Struggling After Irma, Islanders Lament 'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria

Struggling After Irma, Islanders Lament 'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria  NBCNews.comStill recovering from Irma, Puerto Rico braces for Hurricane Maria  CNBCPuerto Rico Braces for 'Potentially Catastrophic' Hit by Hurricane Maria  New York TimesPuerto Rico governor: Still time to get...
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


In the paths of hurricanes Maria and Irma: The countries taking a double hit

In the paths of hurricanes Maria and Irma: The countries taking a double hit  Telegraph.co.ukFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Ninth Person Dies From Nursing Home That Lost Air Conditioning After Hurricane Irma

Ninth Person Dies From Nursing Home That Lost Air Conditioning After Hurricane Irma  NBCNews.comFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Hurricane Irma left a gift on a Hilton Head beach, now it's everyone's favorite photo op

Hurricane Irma left a gift on a Hilton Head beach, now it's everyone's favorite photo op  WSAV-TVFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Tenants of public housing evacuated because of Hurricane Irma now live in the parking lot

Tenants of public housing evacuated because of Hurricane Irma now live in the parking lot  Miami HeraldPublic housing tenants trapped in parking lot after Hurricane Irma  Local 10Full coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Hurricane Irma: Bacteria 'too numerous to count' in Everglades City floodwaters

Hurricane Irma: Bacteria 'too numerous to count' in Everglades City floodwaters  Naples Daily NewsFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Southwest Florida's tourism industry hurting from Hurricane Irma

Southwest Florida's tourism industry hurting from Hurricane Irma  Naples Daily NewsHurricane Irma leaves behind foul stink across Central Florida  Orlando SentinelIrma prompts hurricane legislation from Scott, Nelson, Corcoran  Palm Beach PostFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Special Adjuster Fee Schedule for Claims with a Date of Loss on or after August 24, 2017, through November 30, 2017

Source: Bulletin W-17045

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 insurance adjusters, the Federal Emergency Management...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Out of work due to Hurricane Irma? Worker grant can help

Out of work due to Hurricane Irma? Worker grant can help  The News-PressFull coverage
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Categories: Hurricanes

Tags: Hurricane Irma

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