The payouts from reinsurance hit the company’s bottom line after fires damaged several settlements and killed dozens in the US’s most populous state. It also faces challenges from difficult markets. “ ...
Santa Cruz County Prepares For Worst As Big Storm Approaches CBS San Francisco
With the next storm bearing down on the Northern California, crews are racing to shore up the hillsides in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Winter Storm Damage Keeping Tree Service Crews Busy CBS Pittsburgh
Downed branches and trees caused by Thursday night's winter storms kept tree *service* crews busy throughout the area Friday.
Ice storm damage, Mercer County WVVA TV
Many residents and commuters felt the impact of Thursday's ice storm. Drivers across the State were warned to watch out for the ice on all roads. But.
Source: CoreLogic Press Release
Election day storm damage in Knoxville Knoxville News Sentinel
The early morning storm Nov. 6 left at least two roads blocked by toppled trees in North Hills. This dead tree fell across Haggard Road and tore down wires, ...
Storm damage in the Tennessee Valley WAFF
Two tornadoes touched down in Lauderdale and Jackson Counties.
VID | Major storm damage in Mt. Airy; town reports tornado Fox Baltimore
MT. AIRY, Md. (WBFF) - Multiple businesses were seen damaged in Mt. Airy as severe storms came through Friday evening. The Town of Mount Airy said on ...
Source: Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is reporting a total of 78,688 claims as of October 18, 2018 with Total Estimated Insured Losses at $835,868,692. See the report for additional details.
Source: State Farm 10-16 Press Release
It was less than one month ago when Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina. State Farm was the first and only insurance company to receive an FAA waiver allowing Claims pilots to operate drones beyond visual line of sight and over people for damage assessment. Drone flights were coordinated with the FAA and Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) at Virginia Tech as part of the Integration Pilot Program for large-scale damage assessment in Virginia and South Carolina.
Source: Colorado Springs Gazette
USAA received 8,000 claims for damage to homes and vehicles Tuesday, twice as many as from the June 13 hailstorm that hit Fountain, the insurance and financial services giant reported. Other top insurers, including State Farm, Farmers and Progressive, didn’t have claims numbers or didn’t return calls.
Source: Colorado State University
Colorado State University hurricane researchers have decreased their forecast from their early April prediction and now call for a near-average Atlantic hurricane season. The primary reason for this decrease is anomalous cooling in the tropical Atlantic.
The weak La Niña that occurred this past winter has dissipated, and there is the potential that a weak El Niño could develop by the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season (August-October). However, the forecast team believes that neutral ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) conditions are the most likely scenario for this year’s season. El Niño tends to increase upper-level westerly winds across the Caribbean into the tropical Atlantic, tearing apart...
It's nearly July, but this Canadian city just woke up to snow Washington PostIt's Almost July and Snow Is Falling in Newfoundland, Canada The Weather ChannelJune snow storm hits Newfoundland Fox5NYFull coverage
We anticipate that the 2018 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly above average activity. The current weak La Niña event appears likely to transition to neutral ENSO over the next several months, but at this point, we do not anticipate a significant El Niño event this summer/fall. The western tropical Atlantic is anomalously warm right now, while portions of the eastern tropical Atlantic and far North Atlantic are anomalously cool. Consequently, our Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation index is near its long-term average. We anticipate a slightly 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...
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)...
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