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$5 Billion Insured Losses From 211 Tornadoes in One Day
Insured losses stemming from the deadly storms that ripped through more than a dozen states in the South and Midwest in late April could reach...
More Than $50 Billion in Catastrophe Losses So Far This Year
With tornadoes, floods, storms, and five weather disasters hitting the United States already this year, the nation is on track for setting a modern record...
NOAA Says 2011 Hurricane Season Will Be More Active Than Usual
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that it expects this year's Atlantic hurricane season to be more active than normal, ...
Worst Year for Tornadoes Since 1953, Death Toll 481 So Far
Government data indicates that the current tornado season is the deadliest since 1953, with at least 481 people dead from 50 tornadoes in the South...
Hurricane Irene Damage Could Top $7 Billion
During the last weekend in August, Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast with wind and rain, causing flooding and an unprecedented shutdown of New York...
FEMA Preparing to Demand Refund of Aid From 2005 Hurricane Victims
As the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season begins, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reviewing more than $600 million given to roughly 154,000 ...
PIA Provides ACORD Forms for Use In Disaster Areas
ACORD has provided PIA with 5 forms for use by PIA members and affiliates in areas of the country affected by the several recent natural...
Death Toll From Joplin Tornado Continues to Rise
Government data indicates that the current tornado season is the deadliest since 1950, the result of over 50 tornadoes in the South and Midwest, including...
Missouri AG Warns of Price-Gouging in Joplin
Insurance claims have already been filed for about 9,000 vehicles damaged by the May 22 tornado that slammed Joplin, Missouri and the city estimates the...
Insurers Brace for Big Disaster Losses in 2011
The U.S. has been hit by a series of highly destructive natural disasters this year. Tornadoes have killed hundreds of people and destroyed thousands...
Souris River Crests in Minot, North Dakota
In the city of Minot, N.D., the Souris River appears to have crested on June 26 at roughly 6.5 feet above major flood stage, which...
Agency Disaster Planning Manual
The files on this web page are in PDF format and require that your computer has Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. Simply click on the links....
Insurance Payouts From Joplin Tornado to be Largest in State's History
As of June 30 insurance companies have paid over $509 million in claims for residential, personal and commercial property damage from the May 22 tornado...
NOAA Revises Hurricane Season Outlook Slightly Upward
On August 4 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made a slight revision to its May hurricane outlook, which predicted 14 to 18 named...
Is It Time to Consider Earthquake Insurance?
The recent East Coast earthquake should prompt more people to think about their insurance coverage, as standard homeowners' and business insurance policies ...
Hurricane Prompts NAIC to Cancel Summer Meeting
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has decided to cancel its Summer National Meeting, which was scheduled for August 29-September 1 in ...
Disaster Assistance Information from the Federal Government
Small Business Administration: Business owners can visit www.readybusiness.gov for useful tips on how to reopen quickly and lessen the economic blow of the ...
FEMA Issues Guidance Bulletins on Wind vs. Flood Claims
As Hurricane Irene bore down on the East coast of the United States last week, FEMA re-issued a series of bulletins. These bulletins are directed...
PIA Post-Disaster Resources
Hurricane Tips for Homeowners (color)Hurricane Tips for Homeowners (b&w)Homeowner Claims After StormStorm Damage CoverageBusiness CoverageAre You Covered for ...
Toll-Free Numbers to Assist Policyholders with Claims
Policyholders with questions regarding their coverage for damage caused by Hurricane Irene are advised to call the number provided on their insurance policies ...
Will Hurricane Irene Affect Insurance Rates in Florida?
With projected insured losses from Hurricane Irene between $1.5 billion to $6 billion, the storm will not directly affect insurance rates in Florida. But ...
Levees in New Orleans Hold As Tropical Storm Lee Dumps Rain
The levees in New Orleans held up as Tropical Storm Lee dropped as much as 11 inches of rain and tested the new drainage and...
A Record-Setting Year for Natural Disasters
There may be three months left in 2011, and hurricane season is not over until November 30, but this year will already go down as...
Weather Patterns Mean Rethink Insurance
New Guides help homeowners consider weather patterns and insurance.
Commissioners Debate Regional Solutions to Gulf Coast Insurance
At a May 30 forum hosted by America's Wetland Foundation, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon and Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney ...
Sandy Hit the Maritime Industry Hard
BoatUS, an insurer and the largest boat-owners association in the United States, estimates 25,000 boats were damaged in New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy at a ...
Download the PIA Hurricane Tips Flyer for Your Clients
Forecasters are predicting this hurricane season will be more active than usual...