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TWIA - CAT Plan Activated Due to Beryl

Published on: July 5, 2024 Current forecasts indicate Beryl will make landfall on the Texas coast late this weekend. In addition to putting a policy moratorium in effect, TWIA has activated our Catastrophe Incident Response (CAT) Plan. Activating the CAT Plan allows TWIA to begin scaling...

2023 Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) Commentary

" FEMA is pleased to announce the release of its SFIP Commentary. The SFIP Commentary complements the NFIP Claims Manual (June 2023) by helping claims professionals quickly find current NFIP guidance relevant to key provisions and concepts contained within the Standard Flood Insurance...

Forum Discussion: Preparing For Level 2 Certification

Hello, I’m currently using the workbook to get through to complete my Level 2 Certification. I’m a bit stuck on Chapter 4, Interior Practice Estimate C - M-Thomas It has a staircase with a landing with a second section making a U-Shaped staircase over a pantry. With the upstairs...

M 6.4 - 15km WSW of Ferndale, CA

M 6.4 Earthquake occurred 2022-12-20 10:34:24 (UTC) near Ferndale, CA Below is the FEMA Situation, issued today in the FEMA Daily Operations Briefing Situation: At 5:35 a.m. ET a magnitude 6.4 (MMI VII) earthquake occurred 7.7 miles west-southwest of Ferndale (Humboldt County), CA at a...

New York Temporary Adjuster Permits

"Governor Kathy Hochul today directed the Department of Financial Services to issue Temporary adjuster Permits to qualified out-of-state independent insurance adjusters, in order to expedite insurance claims in light of the winter storm impacting the Buffalo and...

Citizens Updates Hurricane Ian Estimates

November 15, 2022 - Tallahassee Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has updated its Hurricane Ian estimates to reflect additional costs expected from litigation and other claims-related expenses. Citizens estimates that direct losses and loss adjustment expenses will total $3.8...

Hurricane Ian Insurance Claims

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has reported that the Total Estimated Insured Losses per data as of 12/7/2022 is $10,506,624,150 and the total claims of 657,609 with 61.9% reported closed. The information above is from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation...

Update to Florida Senate Bill 4D Concerning Roof Repairs

Summary of SB " The bill requires the Florida Building Code to provide that when 25 percent or more of a roofing system or roof section is being repaired, replaced, or recovered, only the portion of the roofing system or roof section undergoing such work need be constructed in accordance...

NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Ongoing La Niña, above-average Atlantic temperatures set the stage for busy season ahead Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh...

CSU June 2,2022 Hurricane Season Update

Quote from updated Forecast "We have increased our forecast and now call for a well above-average Atlantic basin hurricane season in 2022. We anticipate that either cool neutral ENSO or weak La Niña conditions will predominate over the next several months. Sea surface temperatures...

AccuWeather's 2022 Atlantic hurricane season forecast

"How will this season rank in terms of intensity? How many major hurricanes are forecast to form? And how many direct impacts to U.S. soil will there be? AccuWeather's top experts answer all of those questions and more. By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather senior editor Published...

Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of slowing

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is well underway, and atmospheric and oceanic conditions remain conducive for an above-average hurricane season, according to the annual mid-season update issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service.  The...

Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in California

Release Date: JULY 8, 2021 A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Little Antelope Valley, California near the Nevada border on July 8, 2021 at 3:49pm local time (July 8 at 22:49 UTC). Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated at a depth of 6 miles...

Florida Senate Bill 76 - Property Insurance

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Judiciary ; Banking and Insurance ; Boyd ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Brandes Insurance; Prohibiting certain practices by contractors; prohibiting a contractor from executing a contract with a residential property owner for a roofing repair or...

NOAA predicts another active Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level...

CSU 2021 Hurricane Season Forecast

CSU released its second forecast for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season on Thursday, 3 June. "We have maintained our above-average forecast for the 2021 Atlantic basin hurricane season. Current neutral ENSO conditions are anticipated to persist for the next several months. While sea...

Earth just had its 7th-warmest January on record

Source: NOAA 2/12/21 Article True to trend, Mother Earth kicked off 2021 with a balmy January that ranked 7th-warmest in the temperature record, according to scientists with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Warmth took its toll on sea ice as well, with...

Wildfires – Western US

The information below is from the FEMA Daily Ops Briefing issued 10/06 @ 8:30 am Situation: : Of the over 7 million acres burned, the National Watch Center continues to track 11 active fires that have burned nearly 2 million acres from the West Coast to the Rocky Mountains....

Not Just Another Pretty Face:

Field Experiences of a Female Catastrophe Adjuster. by  Randi Meyer It was obvious that she was dead. Once you've seen a dead person, there's no doubt in your mind the next time you stumble upon Death's handiwork. And here I was, in a back bedroom of an old house in San...

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