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Weather Disasters Cost the Nation $110 Billion in 2012
Weather disasters in the U.S. cost $110 billion in 2012, making it the second-costliest year on record after 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina, according to ...
Sandy-Damaged Vehicle Count at 230,000
The latest estimate of vehicles damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy reached 230,000 as claims processed by insurers have been tallied...
In Aftermath of Sandy, A Whirlwind of Litigation
Sandy’s impact on the East Coast in October did more than destroy property and disrupt businesses...
Lloyd’s Report Reveals Serious Gap Between Disaster Losses and Covered Losses
A new report from Lloyd’s finds that the “the world has been battered by natural catastrophes in recent years, revealing a serious gap between the economic ...
Deadly 2012 Hurricane Season Finally Over
On November 30, the Atlantic hurricane season mercifully came to an end...
Hurricane Season Is Here—Are Your Clients Prepared?
June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season...
One in Five Would Not Evacuate for a Hurricane
About 42 percent of Florida and Georgia residents have not made advanced preparations for this year's hurricane season, which began on June 1, according to a ...
Data May Show Why Deadly Tornadoes Emerge
everal year ago, the federally funded program known as VORTEX2 was set up to help meteorologists determine why some of the violent thunderstorms referred to as ...
PIA Says Don’t Wait to Address Natural Catastrophe Policy in Wake of Sandy
The time to address public policy regarding natural catastrophe preparedness and recovery in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Sandy is now, according to the ...
Resources to Cope With Winter
With winter upon us, it is always a good idea to remain prepared in the event of a winter storm or extreme cold.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014 is May 25 through May 31
The National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service have funded a program to promote Hurricane Awareness Week, May 25 through May 31...
Have the “Flood Talk” With Your Clients Before Hurricane Season
Top forecasters from Colorado State University predict a quiet 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, suggesting that nine tropical storms will form, but only three ...
PIA National President Harris Addresses PIA of New Jersey
PIA National President Andy Harris addressed a meeting of the board of PIA of New Jersey on Monday, June 10...
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month
PIA National accepted an invitation to be and is now an active member of FEMA’s National Preparedness Coalition. This national effort is designed to send the ...
Forecasters Predict Very Active Hurricane Season; Check Your Insurance!
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting an active or extremely active season ...
A Year After Joplin Tornado, $2.16B in Insurance Claims Paid
Exactly one year ago, on May 22, 2011, a massive tornado swept through Joplin, Missouri, generating $2.16 billion in insurance claims payouts to Missouri ...
Disaster Savings Accounts Bill Introduced in Senate
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) has introduced the Disaster Savings Accounts Act of 2014 in the Senate, which calls for creating a new tax-preferred savings ...
Aon: Price Tag of Terrible Winter Weather: Over $1 Billion
A winter's worth of record snowfall carried a monetary cost, and it's big...
NFIP Training Webinars for Agents
Each month the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) conducts web training on a number of flood insurance topics important to agents...
So, What Happened to the Hurricane Season?
Those who are superstitious may think it is tempting fate to call attention to good news, but here goes: So far, the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been a ...
Fewer Catastrophes Impact Insurers in Q3
A.M. Best reports that third quarter catastrophe damage estimates from some publicly traded property and casualty insurers have declined due to fewer ...
Return of El Niño May Suppress Hurricanes
El Niño will develop between July and December
Hurricanes Can Cause a Lot of Damage in the Midwest
With the Nov. 30 end of the 2014 hurricane season just weeks away, a University of Iowa researcher and his colleagues have found that North Atlantic tropical ...
Missouri Homeowners Rates Jump Due to Tornadoes
The Missouri Department of Insurance says that homeowners' insurance rates statewide will climb slightly more than 5 percent as a result of tornadoes that hit ...
Give the Gift of Preparedness This Holiday Season
With the holidays fast approaching, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency Region V office encourages everyone to ...
Insurers' Winter Storm Losses to Rise Due to Polar Vortex
Insured losses from winter storms in the U.S. will climb well above $2.5 billion in 2014, double the annual average over the previous two decades...
PIA at State Insurance Legislators Meeting in Alabama
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) is holding their annual meeting in Point Clear, Alabama through Sunday...
A Benefit of the Drought: Fewer Tornadoes
The heat waves across much of the country have caused droughts and wildfires, but they also have reduced the number of tornadoes
Report: Health Effects of Hurricane Sandy Still Linger
Hurricanes hurt—a lot—for a long time after they pass...
State of Insurance in Louisiana 10 Years After Katrina
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon released a new report on the state's insurance market at the State of Insurance Markets Ten Years Post-Hurricanes ...