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Remembering Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the U.S. and caused more than $41 billion in insured property damage...
Alabama Tornado Claims Could Reach $30 Million
Estimates from catastrophe risk modeling firm EQECAT are that the high winds and tornadoes that hit Alabama on January 23 caused from $15 million to $30 ...
Louisiana High Court Refuses to Overturn Citizens Ruling
The Louisiana Supreme Court will not reconsider a $92.7 million judgment against the state’s insurer of last resort, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, ...
Above-Normal Tornado Season Expected in 2012
The U.S. should expect an active severe weather season with above-normal tornadoes in 2012
USAA Asks FAA for Permission to Use Drones in Nat Cat Claims
In what may be a first for an insurance company, USAA, the insurer that focuses on military members and their families, has asked the Federal Aviation ...
Louisiana the Most Disaster-Prone State in the Country
Financial website Kiplinger has rated Louisiana as the nation’s most disaster-prone state, and State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says he is not ...
Florida Citizens Sponsors “Largest Cat Bond in the History of the World”
The Citizens Property Insurance Corp. board of governors has agreed to sponsor what is being called the “largest catastrophe bond in the history of the world” ...
Rare “Land Hurricane” Cuts Path of Destruction from Midwest to East
A series of severe storms blew through several eastern states on June 29-30, causing the deaths of at least 22 people and disrupting electricity for at least ...
Connecticut Bill Makes Disaster Cancellations Illegal
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to a sign a bill that would make it illegal for home insurers to turn down or cancel coverage — or refuse to renew a ...
Drought is Worst in Half Century
On July 16 the National Climatic Data Center reported that the current drought in the Corn Belt and more than half of the U.S. is the worst in 50 years, ...
When a Tree Falls, Who Is Liable?
Where a tree or limb from one property fell on another property, neighbors may debate who is responsible for cleaning up and paying for any damage
Joplin, Missouri Tornado Payouts at $1.13 Billion, May Go Higher
Actual insured losses from the Joplin, Mo., tornado in July could top out at $1.9 billion, within the range of $1.5 billion and $2 billion predicted earlier by ...
FEMA Uses a "Waffle House Index" to Gauge Disaster Severity
The Federal Emergency Management Agency uses an informal measure dubbed the "Waffle House Index" to determine the severity of natural disasters...
FEMA Launches New Disaster Data Tool
The Federal Emergency Management Agency launched a new data visualization tool that enables users to see when and where disaster declarations have occurred ...
Clements: With Hurricanes, It Only Takes One
This is the time of the year when forecasters issue predictions of how many tropical storms will be formed and how many will make landfall in the United ...
The Rising—PIA President Richie Clements on Surviving Katrina
The Rising—PIA President Richie Clements on Surviving Katrina: PIA National President Richie Clements recounts his story of surviving Hurricane Katrina and ...
Typhoon Haiyan Worse for Philippines Than Superstorm Sandy Was for U.S.
The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, believed to be one of the most powerful storms in recorded history, may be far more damaging to the economy of the ...
NAIC CEO Ben Nelson to Address NCOIL
Senator Ben Nelson, NAIC CEO, will give the keynote address to the National Conference of Legislators (NCOIL) during its meeting in Washington, D.C. on March ...
El Niño Intensifying, Could Rival Strongest in Recorded History
Weather forecasters say that the present El Niño event could become the most powerful on record, as it has intensified since the spring...
Hurricane Season Moves Into Busy Months
As the Atlantic hurricane season swings into its busiest months, Mason-Dixon Polling & Research announced last week that 60 percent of Florida residents polled ...
Oklahoma Tornado Claims Pour In
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak says the value of insured losses from May’s series of storms totals nearly $250 million and will likely continue to ...
Agents Who Survived Katrina to Veterans of Sandy: Take Care of Yourself
A PIA agent who is a veteran of Hurricane Katrina advised PIA agents who are veterans of Superstorm Sandy that with all the stress surrounding catastrophes, ...
If ‘Fracking’ Causes an Earthquake, Will You Be Covered?
An article discusses whether damage to a home that is the result of an earthquake caused by drilling for oil or gas or by disposal of wastewater from such ...
PIA National Board of Directors Passes Two Natural Disaster Resolutions
On September 23, 2012, the PIA National Board of Directors unanimously passed two resolutions addressing catastrophe preparedness
PIA Highlights the Availability of Online Disaster Planning Tools Kit
The PIA National Natural Catastrophe Working Group, the PIA Insurance Foundation together with PIA of NY, NJ, CT and NH are pleased to announce the launch of ...
Is Tornado Coverage About to Get Expensive or Scarce?
The deadly start to the 2012 tornado season is forcing insurers to reconsider the risks of coverage in the more storm-prone parts of the U.S., and industry ...
Property Market Upheaval Caused by Hurricane Andrew Continues 20 Years On
Hurricane Andrew struck Florida on August 24, 1992, and the tumult it created for the property insurance market in the state has not ceased in the 20 years ...
Definition of Storms by “Category” Is Questioned
Residents of Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish and other coastal areas of the Gulf Coast may not have been fully prepared for the flooding caused by Hurricane ...
Many Still Without Power After Isaac
On September 3, nearly a week after Hurricane Isaac began battering the Gulf Coast, some areas of Louisiana remain flooded and without electricity
Insured Losses From Hurricane Isaac Could Reach $2 Billion
Heavy and persistent rainfall from Hurricane Isaac caused widespread flooding and property damage in the Gulf Coast region as it lingered over New Orleans for ...