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New York Temporary Adjuster Permits

"Governor Kathy Hochul today directed the Department of Financial Services to issue Temporary adjuster Permits to qualified out-of-state independent insurance adjusters, in order to expedite insurance claims in light of the winter storm impacting the Buffalo and...

Citizens Updates Hurricane Ian Estimates

November 15, 2022 - Tallahassee Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has updated its Hurricane Ian estimates to reflect additional costs expected from litigation and other claims-related expenses. Citizens estimates that direct losses and loss adjustment expenses will total $3.8...

NFIP Adjuster Fee Schedules – Alternative Fee Schedule

The information below comes the WYO Bulletin W-22007 issued 10/1/2022 The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 WYO Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement (“Arrangement”) at IV.C.2 authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in its sole discretion, to authorize the use of an...

Hurricane Ian Insurance Claims

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has reported that the Total Estimated Insured Losses per data as of 11/30/2022 is $10,153,877,514 and the total claims of 647,942 with 58.0% reported closed. The information above is from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR)...

Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall

000 WTNT64 KNHC 281910 TCUAT4 Hurricane Ian Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092022 310 PM EDT Wed Sep 28 2022 ...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE IAN MAKES LANDFALL IN SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA... NOAA Doppler radar imagery indicates that the eye of...

First tropical wave of the 2022 Season

Tropical Weather Discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1805 UTC Sun May 8 2022 ...TROPICAL WAVES... The first tropical wave of the season has emerged off the W coast of Africa this morning. It is currently located along 14W S of 10N this morning, moving W at 10 kts. Numerous...

CSU June 2,2022 Hurricane Season Update

Quote from updated Forecast "We have increased our forecast and now call for a well above-average Atlantic basin hurricane season in 2022. We anticipate that either cool neutral ENSO or weak La Niña conditions will predominate over the next several months. Sea surface temperatures...

AccuWeather's 2022 Atlantic hurricane season forecast

"How will this season rank in terms of intensity? How many major hurricanes are forecast to form? And how many direct impacts to U.S. soil will there be? AccuWeather's top experts answer all of those questions and more. By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather senior editor Published...

Atlantic hurricane season shows no signs of slowing

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is well underway, and atmospheric and oceanic conditions remain conducive for an above-average hurricane season, according to the annual mid-season update issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service.  The...

Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in California

Release Date: JULY 8, 2021 A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Little Antelope Valley, California near the Nevada border on July 8, 2021 at 3:49pm local time (July 8 at 22:49 UTC). Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated at a depth of 6 miles...

Florida Senate Bill 76 - Property Insurance

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Judiciary ; Banking and Insurance ; Boyd ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Brandes Insurance; Prohibiting certain practices by contractors; prohibiting a contractor from executing a contract with a residential property owner for a roofing repair or...

NOAA predicts another active Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level...

CSU 2021 Hurricane Season Forecast

CSU released its second forecast for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season on Thursday, 3 June. "We have maintained our above-average forecast for the 2021 Atlantic basin hurricane season. Current neutral ENSO conditions are anticipated to persist for the next several months. While sea...

Earth just had its 7th-warmest January on record

Source: NOAA 2/12/21 Article True to trend, Mother Earth kicked off 2021 with a balmy January that ranked 7th-warmest in the temperature record, according to scientists with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Warmth took its toll on sea ice as well, with...

Wildfires – Western US

The information below is from the FEMA Daily Ops Briefing issued 10/06 @ 8:30 am Situation: : Of the over 7 million acres burned, the National Watch Center continues to track 11 active fires that have burned nearly 2 million acres from the West Coast to the Rocky Mountains....

Not Just Another Pretty Face:

Field Experiences of a Female Catastrophe Adjuster. by  Randi Meyer It was obvious that she was dead. Once you've seen a dead person, there's no doubt in your mind the next time you stumble upon Death's handiwork. And here I was, in a back bedroom of an old house in San...

The Unperfect Storm!

From the CatAdjuster.org Article Archive. A few months ago, I had a storm that I cannot wait to forget! It seemed that nothing was going right! The dispatching of assignments was the worse that I had ever had before. I had claims 300 miles to the North, 125 miles to the South, and 60 miles...

Latest edition of the NFIP Claims Manual

Update  - The Latest addition is effective 10/2021. This manual improves clarity of flood insurance claims guidance to NFIP Write Your Own (WYO) companies, flood vendors, flood adjusters and examiners, so that policyholders experience consistency and reliability of...

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