Flooding in Canada

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"Heavy rainfall over the weekend in southeast Saskatchewan has some communities struggling to keep up with the influx of water.

It's led to dangerous travel conditions after some highways were submerged or washed out, and several states of emergency were declared. 

The city of Melville called a state of emergency just before 9 a.m. CST after significant rainfall in the area.

Up to 15 other communities have also declared states of emergency."


Minn. Homeowners Combat Insurance Companies over Storm Damage Claims

The repair vs replacement debate continues

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The repair vs replacement debate continues.

"Wirth said a contractor quoted him $32,000 to repair the entire roof. But his insurance company, American Family Insurance, offered $8,000, telling him it would only repair the shingles that were actually damaged."

"They feel that it can be repaired and new shingles can be blended into old, which is entirely wrong," Wirth said.


Texas Department of Insurance - COMMISSIONER'S BULLETIN #B-0014-14

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TO: ALL COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS, EXCHANGES, MUTUALS, RECIPROCALS, ASSOCIATIONS, LLOYDS, OR OTHER INSURERS WRITING PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND TO THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, AND TO ADJUSTERS, PUBLIC ADJUSTERS, ROOFING CONTRACTORS, AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY RE: House Bill 1183  The Texas Department of Insurance issues this bulletin to remind insurers, insurance adjusters, and public insurance adjusters that the 83rd Texas Legislature (2013), enacted House Bill 1183, effective September 1, 2013, which establishes prohibited conduct of insurance adjusters, public insurance adjusters, and roofing contractors. 

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