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NOAA predicts above-normal 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

NOAA National Weather Service forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center predict above-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin this year. NOAA’s outlook for the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to November 30, predicts an 85% chance of an above-normal...

CSU Forecast for 2024 Hurricane Activity

Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting an extremely active Atlantic hurricane season in their initial 2024 forecast. The team cites record warm tropical and eastern subtropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures as a primary factor for their prediction of 11 hurricanes...

2023 Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) Commentary

" FEMA is pleased to announce the release of its SFIP Commentary. The SFIP Commentary complements the NFIP Claims Manual (June 2023) by helping claims professionals quickly find current NFIP guidance relevant to key provisions and concepts contained within the Standard Flood Insurance...

CSU Forecast for 2023 Hurricane Activity

CSU released its final forecast for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season on Thursday, 3 August. We maintain our forecast for an above-average 2023 Atlantic hurricane season. Source of the above is the CSU Seasonal Hurricane Forecasting page (Photo from the CatAdjuster.org Photo...

Forum Discussion: Preparing For Level 2 Certification

Hello, I’m currently using the workbook to get through to complete my Level 2 Certification. I’m a bit stuck on Chapter 4, Interior Practice Estimate C - M-Thomas It has a staircase with a landing with a second section making a U-Shaped staircase over a pantry. With the upstairs...

M 6.4 - 15km WSW of Ferndale, CA

M 6.4 Earthquake occurred 2022-12-20 10:34:24 (UTC) near Ferndale, CA Below is the FEMA Situation, issued today in the FEMA Daily Operations Briefing Situation: At 5:35 a.m. ET a magnitude 6.4 (MMI VII) earthquake occurred 7.7 miles west-southwest of Ferndale (Humboldt County), CA at a...

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 12/7/2022 is $10,506,624,150 and the total claims of 657,609 with 61.9% reported closed. The information above is from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation...

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...

Update to Florida Senate Bill 4D Concerning Roof Repairs

Summary of SB " The bill requires the Florida Building Code to provide that when 25 percent or more of a roofing system or roof section is being repaired, replaced, or recovered, only the portion of the roofing system or roof section undergoing such work need be constructed in accordance...

NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Ongoing La Niña, above-average Atlantic temperatures set the stage for busy season ahead Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh...

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...

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