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Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

Source: NOAA

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From the NOAA Forecast;

"May 21, 2020An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

 

EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2020

Source:Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University

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We anticipate that the 2020 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have above-normal activity. Current warm neutral ENSO conditions appear likely to transition to cool neutral ENSO or potentially even weak La Niña conditions by this summer/fall. Sea surface temperatures averaged across the tropical Atlantic are somewhat above normal. Our Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation index is below its long-term average; however, most of the tropical Atlantic is warmer than normal. We anticipate an above-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean. As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.

 

Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner’s Bulletin # B-0008-20

Re: COVID-19: Suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees

CADO Admin

The below is from the bulletin.

March 24, 2020

To:   All TDI-regulated carriers, agents, adjusters, and licensees

Re:   COVID-19: Suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees

On March 13, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor authorized the use of all available state and local government resources necessary to cope with the disaster.

TDI expects carriers to work with their policyholders as they prepare for and respond to the spread of COVID-19. Carriers should look to the Governor’s ongoing declarations related to COVID-19 for guidance on how long to extend relief.

Study: State insurance licensing reciprocity benefits everyone

Source: insurancebusinessmag.com

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A new study has found that the current system of licensing regulations for independent claims adjusters is causing more harm than help for the industry.

The study, entitled “Breaking Down Barriers” by Pacific Research Institute, found that the average claims adjuster holds between 10 and 12 different state licenses. This can set them back as much as $1,000 each. The study pointed out that these “costly, burdensome state requirements” make it more difficult for adjusters to operate across states, while driving up costs for consumers and limiting the opportunities for new adjusters.

At present, 34 states require independent adjusters to hold a license, the Association of Claims Professionals (ACP) reported.

Source: insurancebusinessmag.com 

NOAA 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Issued: 23 May 2019

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2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook: Summary

a. Predicted Activity

NOAA's outlook for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season indicates that a near-normal season has the highest chance of occurring (40%), followed by equal chances (30%) of an above-normal season and a below-normal season. See NOAA definitions of above-, near-, and below-normal seasons. The Atlantic hurricane region includes the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico

U.S. hit with two billion-dollar disasters so far in 2019

Source: NOAA

CADO Admin

"The so-called bomb cyclone that brought heavy snow, blizzard conditions and major flooding to the Midwest in March landed with a resounding meteorological “ka-boom!” and became one of two billion-dollar weather and climate disasters this year.

The other was a severe storm that struck the Northeast, Southeast and Ohio Valley in late February."

The above is from the NOAA article, follow the Read More link for the article.

EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2019

Source: Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University

CADO Admin

"We anticipate that the 2019 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly below normal activity. The current weak El Niño event appears likely to persist and perhaps even strengthen this summer/fall. Sea surface temperatures averaged across the tropical Atlantic are slightly below normal, and the far North Atlantic is anomalously cool. Our Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation index is below its long-term average. We anticipate a slightly below-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean. As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted."

Spring Outlook: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

Source: NOAA

CADO Admin
From the NOAA Report;

"Nearly two-thirds of the Lower 48 states face an elevated risk for flooding through May, with the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states, according to NOAA’s U.S. Spring Outlook issued today. The majority of the country is favored to experience above-average precipitation this spring, increasing the flood risk.

Portions of the United States – especially in the upper Mississippi and Missouri River basins including Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa – have already experienced record flooding this year. This early flooding was caused by rapid snow melt combined with heavy spring rain and late season snowfall in areas where soil moisture is high. In some areas, ice jams are exacerbating the flooding. Offices across the National Weather Service have been working with local communities, providing decision-support services and special briefings to emergency managers and other leaders in local, state and federal government to ensure the highest level of readiness before the flooding began."

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Hail damage photos

Anyone able to share hail damage photos to a roof for personal study and research? I would greatly appreciate it.. The more the better please share! Thank you.

Posted: 06/23/2017 9:06 PM Replies: 0

Flood Adjuster Survey

To All Flood Adjusters. Please take the time to take a 15 question survey by Flood Professional Claims Association. YOUR participation is APPRECIATED. Please click the link below: FloodPCA Survey

Posted: 12/01/2016 10:24 AM Replies: 1

Mod Bit Damaged or Toast?

OK I have attached pics of the roof I just looked at, I also included pic of spatter. I am pretty confident that the roof is just toast but I want opinions. I don't normally 2nd guess myself and don't

Posted: 02/08/2016 9:40 AM Replies: 5

Happy 1st day of the 2014 hurricane season!

So, NOAA says it will be a slow year, but they said last year would be crazy busy too, so we will see.    Anyway, stay safe out there, and happy new year from all of us at Accelerated :)

Posted: 06/01/2014 2:33 AM Replies: 5

5 Ways Claims Adjusters can prepare for Catastrophe Claims

The 2014 catastrophe season is almost upon us - so as a claims adjuster, are you ready? For many, the beginning of summer means relaxation and vacations, but if you’re an adjuster then summer us

Posted: 05/19/2014 1:06 PM Replies: 2

Flood Adjuster Qualifications Question?

I've heard there's a "number of years waiver" for former military personnel. The number of years is 4 consecutive, I've heard the military waiver makes it 1 year. Does anyone know if this is true.

Posted: 03/20/2014 4:58 AM Replies: 4

2014 Hurricane Season

From Tyler Stanfield's WunderBlog "Overview of the 2014 Season With the increasing odds of an El Nino event developing by the peak of the 2014 hurricane season, unfavorable conditions will likely

Posted: 03/06/2014 5:34 PM Replies: 12

Flood related to fires

At my last NFIP certification class the instructor mentioned something about floods that are related to fires, he flashed something on the screen, maybe it was a new rule or guideline and he seemed to

Posted: 02/28/2014 7:59 PM Replies: 5

big LA buildings right on earthquake faults

who knew? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hollywood-developments-straddle-quake-fault-maps-20140108,0,4483475.story#axzz2pq5YLgxE 

Posted: 01/08/2014 6:39 PM Replies: 3

Philippines Deployment

Has any one heard of US based firms deploying adjusters to help out in the Philippines?  If so, which ones and where can I apply?

Posted: 11/12/2013 12:07 PM Replies: 3

2013 Hurricane Season - Will we have a Cane?

So far we have not had any hurricanes, the media is stating that the 2013 season could set a new record for the latest season to have a hurricane form.   In recent history the latest first h

Posted: 09/04/2013 1:05 PM Replies: 19

CAT 94 4/2/13

Attending CAT 94 in Central Texas. Like Ray Hall always said............................. if your not working hail on Easter, Mother's Day, etc........... And Oh, the Applebee's parking lot guys are

Posted: 04/06/2013 3:26 PM Replies: 1

Question about wildfire claim

Hi everyone, I am relatively new to the field--starting my "second career"--and I am assisting with my first wildfire claim. The homeowners live about 100 feet from a substantial burn area

Posted: 01/23/2013 12:32 PM Replies: 6

Flood Macros for Xactimate

Anyone have flood macros for Xactimate?  I'm working in Long Island and it would save me so much time if I had good macros.

Posted: 11/30/2012 8:59 AM Replies: 4

Sandy - NHC debating removing name for deductible purposes

Here's a video conversation that occurred on the Weather Channel recently, between Brian Norcross and Jim Cantore. They raise some interesting questions, that could have far reaching legal implicatio

Posted: 10/27/2012 11:08 PM Replies: 8

2020 Hurricane Storm Names

  •  Arthur 
  •  Bertha
  •  Cristobal
    • CENTER OF CRISTOBAL MAKES LANDFALL IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

      Satellite, radar, and surface data indicate that the center of 
      Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall at 500 PM CDT (2200 UTC) 
      along the coast of southeast Louisiana between the mouth of the 
      Mississippi River and Grand Isle.  Maximum sustained winds were 
      estimated near 50 mph (85 km/h) with a minimum central pressure of 
      992 mb (29.29 inches). 

  •  Dolly
  •  Edouard
  •  Fay
  •  Gonzalo
  •  Hanna
  •  Isaias
  •  Josephine
  •  Kyle
  •  Laura
  •  Marco
  •  Nana
  •  Omar
  •  Paulette
  •  Rene
  •  Sally
  •  Teddy
  •  Vicky
  •  Wilfred

Some Notable Cane Activity since we have been online

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