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Global Cat Losses Down in 2014
Total insured catastrophe losses in 2014 were $33 billion, down from $40 billion in 2013 and $126 billion in 2011, according to Guy Carpenter & Co. LLC's ...
Storm Surge Gains New Alerts As Hurricane Season Nears
The National Hurricane Center in Miami will issue new alerts for those living along the coast of the U.S. mainland for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, ...
2015 Hurricane Season Predicted Least Active in Decades
The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season may be one of the least active in decades, according to an initial forecast issued by Colorado State University...
National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2–8
This is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, during which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...
Forecasters Reaffirm Prediction of Below-average Hurricane Season
Forecasters are standing by their prediction of below-average storm activity as the height of the hurricane season approaches...
Louisiana Commissioner Marks Ninth Anniversary of Katrina
On the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (August 28), Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon provided an update on the status of the homeowners ...
Business Interruption Claims “Significant” After Sandy
Insurance Information Institute President Robert Hartwig reports businesses often have coverage for business interruption related to physical damages, which ...
FEMA May Not Have Enough for Flood Damages
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says it has sufficient funds for disaster aid in response to Hurricane Sandy, but it is uncertain whether the ...
Regional DOIs – Except Virginia – Reclassify Sandy as a Tropical Storm
MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT & ME have all issued bulletins reminding carriers that Sandy was reclassified from a CATEGORY 1 hurricane to a tropical ...
PIA National President Andy Harris Operates His Agency at Ground Zero of Sandy
The agency owned by PIA National President Andrew C. Harris is located in Millstone Township, New Jersey, an area hard hit by Tropical Cyclone Sandy...
Tropical Cyclone Sandy Resource Center
Schuylkill County Won’t Get Sandy Aid
While Congress finally approved paying $9.7 billion in flood insurance claims resulting from Superstorm Sandy in October on Friday, Schuylkill County did not ...
¿FEMA en Español? Si!
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched a free Spanish-language app with information on what individuals can do before, during and after a ...
Napa Valley Earthquake Could Cost As Much As $4 Billion
The August 24 earthquake that hit the Napa Valley region of California will lead to economic losses of as much as $4 billion, fueled by damaged wineries and ...
PIA Participates in FEMA Infrastructure Planning Sessions
On September 1, PIA participated in the first of a series of webinars related to the release of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan...
NCOIL Voices Support for Natural Disaster Savings Accounts
On July 13, National Conference of Insurance Legislators voted to support H.R. 3989, the Disaster Savings Account Act of 2013...
New Earthquake Map Increases Risk for One-third of U.S.
A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth...
IBHS Says Hurricane Charley Proved Need for Strong Building Codes
It has been 10 years since the record-breaking 2004 Atlantic hurricane season, when four major hurricanes – Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne – all made ...
Alabama Tornadoes Worst in State’s History
Recent data revealed that the tornadoes that slammed Alabama on April 27, 2011 resulted in about 200,000 insurance claims and almost $3 billion in claim payouts
Relatively Mild Hurricane Season Predicted
Forecasters at Colorado State University (CSU) expect fewer storms than usual in the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season because of cooler temperatures and other ...
Half of U.S. Counties Now Considered Drought Disaster Areas
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) added 218 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states to the U.S. government’s list of natural disaster areas, ...
It's a Bird, It's a Plane...it's An Insurance Adjuster?
Liberty Mutual Insurance has joined other insurers by embracing drone technology as part of its claims management strategy for natural disasters and other ...
ACORD Forms for Agents Coping with Recent Hurricanes
PIA National has secured limited permission from ACORD for all PIA agents in the areas that have been affected by the recent hurricanes to use...
An Unpleasant Surprise - Deductibles Apply for Each Hurricane
Some people who have had the misfortune of having their homes damaged by more than one hurricane this year have discovered that their deductibles apply...
Insurers Set Up Toll-Free Numbers for Ivan-related Claims
Policyholders with questions regarding their coverage for damage caused by Hurricane Ivan should contact their insurance agent. To assist consumers, special ...
One in Five Florida Homes Damaged by Hurricanes, Payouts to Eclipse Andrew
About one out of every five Florida homes has been damaged by a hurricane so far this year, according to the Insurance Information Institute. That...
Florida Rejects Builders' Pleas to Weaken Construction Standards
Less than two weeks before Hurricane Ivan hit Florida and Alabama, coming ashore with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, officials in Florida rejected...
PIA's Robert Page Reports on Ivan Damage in Pensacola
Living in Louisiana, incoming PIA National Secretary/Treasurer Robert Page has plenty of experience dealing with hurricanes. Robert just returned last Friday ...
PIA's Limited Permission to Use ACORD Forms Extends to Hurricane Jeanne
PIA National secured a limited permission from ACORD for all PIA agents and affiliates in the areas damaged by the hurricanes to distribute and...
Fourth Hurricane in Six Weeks Strikes Florida
Just before midnight last Saturday, Hurricane Jeanne struck Florida, following the same destructive path taken by Hurricane Frances exactly three weeks ...