U.S. hit with two billion-dollar disasters so far in 2019

Source: NOAA

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"The so-called bomb cyclone that brought heavy snow, blizzard conditions and major flooding to the Midwest in March landed with a resounding meteorological “ka-boom!” and became one of two billion-dollar weather and climate disasters this year.

The other was a severe storm that struck the Northeast, Southeast and Ohio Valley in late February."

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Spring Outlook: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

Source: NOAA

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From the NOAA Report; "Nearly two-thirds of the Lower 48 states face an elevated risk for flooding through May, with the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states, according to NOAA’s U.S. Spring Outlook issued today. The majority of the country is favored to experience above-average precipitation this spring, increasing the flood risk. Portions of the United States – especially in the upper Mississippi and Missouri River basins including Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa – have already experienced record flooding this year. This early flooding was caused by rapid snow melt combined with heavy spring rain and late season snowfall in areas where soil moisture is high. In some areas, ice jams are...

SPC PDS Tornado Watch 40

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WW 40 TORNADO AR LA OK TX 131850Z - 140300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 40 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 150 PM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Much of Arkansas Northwest Louisiana Southeast Oklahoma Northeast Texas * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until 1000 PM CDT. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... * Primary threats include... Numerous tornadoes expected with a few intense tornadoes likely Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter likely Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely SUMMARY...Intense...

2017 was 3rd warmest year on record for U.S.

16 billion-dollar weather and climate disasters made for costliest year on record

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January 8, 2018 2017 will be remembered as a year of extremes for the U.S. as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, fires and freezes claimed hundreds of lives and visited economic hardship upon the nation. Recovery from the ravages of three major Atlantic hurricanes making landfall in the U.S. and an extreme and ongoing wildfire season in the West is expected to continue well into the new year.

Massachusetts Hit Hard By Winter Storm

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Massachusetts Hit Hard By Winter Storm  NPRWinter Storm Grayson's Bombogenesis Brought Whiteout Conditions From Virginia to New England, Record Coastal ...  The Weather ChannelDangerous flooding in Massachusetts amid winter storm  CBS NewsFull coverage

Special Adjuster Fee Schedule for Claims with a Date of Loss on or after August 24, 2017, through November 30, 2017

Source: Bulletin W-17045

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused widespread flooding in Texas, Louisiana, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and the southeast United States. Due to the catastrophic impacts of these hurricanes and the increased demand for flood insurance adjusters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is increasing the amount it will pay to adjust flood insurance claims. The entire insurance industry is searching for qualified individuals to join the ranks of claims adjusters to handle losses from Harvey, Irma, and future events. FEMA recognizes the specialized knowledge required to properly adjust NFIP losses. Adjusters must know the differences between the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) and private industry property...

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