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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.

 

FEMA Approves $1,606,065.75 to the town of Brookfield, Connecticut

CADO Admin

REGION 1 – The town of Brookfield will receive $1,204,542,56 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the costs incurred for debris removal operations as a result of Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds event from May 15, 2018.

This funding is a result of a partnership between FEMA and the State of Connecticut Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA Grants Santa Rosa $1M To Ensure Effective Evacuation Routes

CADO Admin

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $1 million to the City of Santa Rosa for the installation of battery back-up systems to 175 traffic signals. Recent wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs have highlighted the need to maintain established evacuation routes. When traffic signals lose power, intersections become four-way stops, dramatically slowing evacuations and increasing driver uncertainty.

FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Kaua‘i County

CADO Admin

Oakland, CA The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating Kaua‘i County’s flood maps in 2020. New maps identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions, resulting in safer and more resilient communities.

FEMA Grants Marin County $2.9M to Elevate Homes

CADO Admin

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $2.9 million to elevate 16 Marin County homes that have repeatedly flooded. Each home will be raised at least one-foot above the identified high-risk flood elevation shown on FEMA flood maps.

FEMA Grants Santa Rosa $3.4M To Protect Critical Infrastructure

CADO Admin

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $3.4 million to the City of Santa Rosa to replace and upgrade 21 generators and transfer switches, which will deliver reliable back-up power to the city’s critical fresh and wastewater systems after earthquakes, floods, and wildfires.

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Notable October Hurricanes

  • Michael  2018
  • Matthew  2016
  • Super Storn Sandy 2012 - Not a hurricane at landfall
  • Wilma 2005
  • Mitch 1998
  • Opal 1995
  • Hazel 1954

2020 Hurricane Storm Names

  •  Arthur 
  •  Bertha
  •  Cristobal
    510 PM CDT Sun Jun 07 2020
    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
    Hurricane Hanna Tropical Cyclone Update
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 
    500 PM CDT Sat Jul 25 2020
    ...5 PM CDT POSITION UPDATE...
    ...HANNA MAKES LANDFALL ON PADRE ISLAND TEXAS...
    
    The eye of Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Padre Island, Texas, at 
    500 PM CDT (2200 UTC) about 15 miles (20 km) north of Port 
    Mansfield, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 km/h).
    ...HANNA MAKES A SECOND LANDFALL IN KENEDY COUNTY TEXAS...
    
    Hanna has made a second landfall at 615 PM CDT (2315 UTC) in 
    eastern Kenedy County, Texas, about 15 miles (25 km) north-northwest 
    of Port Mansfield, Texas with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 
    km/h).
    
  •  Isaias
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL092020
    1115 PM EDT Mon Aug 3 2020
     
    Doppler radar imagery and surface observations indicate that eye of 
    Hurricane Isaias made landfall in southern North Carolina 
    around 1110 PM EDT (0310 UTC) near Ocean Isle Beach, with maximum 
    sustained winds of 85 mph 
  •  Josephine
  •  Kyle
  •  Laura
    BULLETIN
    Hurricane Laura Intermediate Advisory Number 29A
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL132020
    100 AM CDT Thu Aug 27 2020
     
    ...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE LAURA MAKES LANDFALL
    NEAR CAMERON LOUISIANA...
    ...CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, EXTREME WINDS, AND FLASH FLOODING
    OCCURRING IN PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA...
    
  •  Marco
    600 PM CDT Mon Aug 24 2020 
    ...MARCO MAKES LANDFALL NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI...
  •  Nana
  •  Omar
  •  Paulette
  •  Rene
  •  Sally
    Hurricane Sally Tropical Cyclone Update
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL  AL192020
    500 AM CDT Wed Sep 16 2020
    ...THE CENTER OF THE EYE OF CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE SALLY MAKES LANDFALL NEAR GULF SHORES ALABAMA... ...CATASTROPHIC AND LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING LIKELY ALONG PORTIONS OF THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST... At approximately 445 AM CDT...0945 UTC...the center of Hurricane Sally's eye made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 965 mb (28.50 inches). 
  •  Teddy
  •  Vicky
  •  Wilfred

Weather Discussions

Hurricane Douglas may impact the Hawaiian Islands

Based on the latest reports and the current track it looks like Hurricane Douglas may impact the Haw

Posted: 07/23/2020 2:34 PM Replies: 0

Hurricane Michael, FL, GA, SC, AL.

Does anyone know of any adjusting firms or insurance companies looking for adjusters following Hurri

Posted: 10/12/2018 7:22 AM Replies: 1

Hail damage photos

Anyone able to share hail damage photos to a roof for personal study and research? I would greatly a

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 Clai

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

Matthew the Beast

This one is going to ruin peoples lives. Already this afternoon it is a Cat 3, and the latests

Posted: 09/30/2016 11:52 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 co

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 se

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, th

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

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

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

 

Hurricane Season,  Know before you go!

More Hurricane Info

 

Wind Speeds

  

  • Cat 1 Hurricane - Sustained Winds 74-95 mph
  • Cat 2 Hurricane - Sustained Winds 96-110 mph
  • Cat 3 Hurricane - Sustained Winds 111-130 mph
  • Cat 4 Hurricane - Sustained Winds 131-155 mph
  • Cat 5 Hurricane - Sustained Winds greater than 155 mph

Hurricane Deductibles

Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have hurricane deductibles: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington DC. Use the source link below for additional info on each state.

Trigger: an event that is needed for a hurricane deductible to be applied. Hurricane deductibles are “triggered” only when there is a hurricane, or a tropical storm. Triggers vary by state and insurer and may apply when the National Weather Service (NWS) "names" a tropical storm, declares a hurricane watch or warning or defines the hurricane's intensity. Triggers generally include a timing factor, i.e., damage occurring within 24 hours before the storm is named or a hurricane makes landfall up to as long as 72 hours after the hurricane is downgraded to a lesser storm or a hurricane watch cancelled.
Source: iii.org, follow this link for full article and more information,  https://www.iii.org/article/background-on-hurricane-and-windstorm-deductibles  

Hurricane Katrina

Was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic tropical cyclone of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It is the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Katrina is the seventh most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, part of the 2005 season that included three of the six most intense Atlantic hurricanes ever documented (along with #1 Wilma and #4 Rita). At least 1,833 people died in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane; total property damage was estimated at $108 billion (2005 USD),[1] roughly four times the damage brought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Some Stats

Costliest tropical cyclones to impact the United States (cost values are based on the 2020 Consumer Price Index adjusted cost) Source: NOAA 

  • Katrina 2005 Cat 3 $170.0B
  • Harvey 2017 Cat 4 $131.3B
  • Maria 2017 Cat 4 $94.5B
  • Sandy 2012 Cat 1 $74.1B
  • Irma 2017 Cat 4 $52.5B
  • Andrew 1992 Cat 5 $50.5B
  • Ike 2008 Cat 2 $36.9B
  • Ivan 2004 Cat 3 $28.7B
  • Wilma 2005 Cat 3 $25.8B
  • Michael 2018 Cat 5 $25.5B
  • Rita 2005 Cat3 $25.2B

Source NOAA Document of the above Stats