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Hail Damage to home from June 3 Hailstorm

The link below will take you to some photos of some severe hail damage to a home in Hooper, Nebraska  that was a result of a hail storm on June 3, 2014.   I have also provided a link to the Storm Events Database that confirms hail in the area. Photos of a home with hail...

Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock - The Turlock Journal

Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for TurlockThe Turlock JournalThe storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left...

Storm Causes Minor Damage, Flooding in San Diego - NBC 7 San Diego

NBC 7 San DiegoStorm Causes Minor Damage, Flooding in San DiegoNBC 7 San DiegoA December storm brought steady rainfall to San Diego County Friday causing some minor flooding and damage but nothing compared to what occurred in other parts of California. A flash flood watch was in effect through...

Floods, outages keep Berkeley busy as storm hits - Berkeleyside

BerkeleysideFloods, outages keep Berkeley busy as storm hitsBerkeleysideBerkeley city workers handled more than 100 requests related to flooding, and more than 30 calls for tree-related issues, Thursday during a large storm that has been sweeping the Bay Area, authorities said. City spokesman...

Heavy rains, winds, flooding slam Northern California - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesHeavy rains, winds, flooding slam Northern CaliforniaLos Angeles TimesThe tropical weather system that trended on Twitter here as #hellastorm packed a punch Thursday. Winds conspired with drought-weakened roots to send trees toppling. Freeways and other roadways flooded. Schools...

San Francisco Storm

"In some parts of northern California, the storm produced sustained, hurricane-force winds of 78 mph and one gust of 147 mph in the Sierra. There were flash flood warnings in several parts of the Bay Area, and part of major highways were closed due to flooding."

Racketeering suit faces Hartford over Sandy

New York • A couple claiming damage from Hurricane Sandy has filed court papers accusing a Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. unit, an engineering firm and a law firm for the insurer of engaging in racketeering by scheming to use fraudulent reports to deny claims.

Crawford & Company(R) Acquires GAB Robins

ATLANTA (December 1, 2014) — Crawford & Company today announced that it has completed the purchase of GAB Robins Holdings UK Limited (GAB Robins), a loss adjusting and claims management provider headquartered in the UK. The acquisition of GAB Robins will enable Crawford to...

IAS Claim Services Celebrates 30th Anniversary

IAS Claim Services is pleased to celebrate their 30th anniversary as a leading national independent insurance claims service provider. The company was founded in 1984 in Richardson, Texas and has since grown in to a multi-million dollar company with nationwide coverage.

Team One Adjusting, LLC and Ideal Adjusting, Inc

After storms damaged Mary Erving’s home in Cedar Hill, Texas, she looked to her homeowner’s insurer, National Lloyds to help her rebuild.  National Lloyds sent two adjusters, Team One Adjusting, LLC and Ideal Adjusting, Inc., to inspect the Erving home, and National Lloyds...

What The Hail Is Going On With Texas Insurance Claims?

Texas Law360 November 14, 2014 The onslaught of new hail damage lawsuits does not appear to be ending anytime soon. The docket of every county in which a significant hail event has occurred in recent years sees numerous new hail damage lawsuit filings every day. Quote above from the...

Insurance Carrier Changes Water Damage Coverage

"Allstate was the one company that was the exception to this rule. Any water that comes in contact with the ground and then enters the home is classified as 'ground water', according to Allstate. This is reason enough for them to deny a claim. Other insurance companies view the sprinklers as...

Veterans Day

"On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free. " ~~ Dan Lipinski

Hundreds of earthquakes hit Nevada, intensify

A swarm of hundreds of earthquakes in Nevada has intensified recently, prompting experts to warn people to be ready in case larger ones hit. Starting in July, some 750 earthquakes, mostly magnitude 2.0 to 3.0, have struck a corner of the Nevada desert near the Oregon border, according to...

City hammered by hail

During that time, 24 calls were made to the Airdrie RCMP ranging from alarms to motor vehicle collisions, including a five-car pileup on Yankee Valley Boulevard. Two less severe storms rolled through later in the evening, carrying hail and rain.

Airdrie hail storm declared a ‘catastrophe event’

CALGARY-A vicious storm that hit north of Calgary last week has been declared a ‘catastrophe event.’ The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) says the hailstorms that nailed Airdrie and area on August 7 and 8 caused more than $25 million damage ...

Airdrie recovers from extreme hail storm

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Hawaii and Hurricanes

“The last hurricane that hit Hawaii was Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and Kauai took the brunt of the damage,” said Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. “Hurricane Iniki caused almost $2 billion in damages, which is about $3 billion in today’s dollars. It can take just one major...

Flooding in Canada

"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...

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

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:...

NCDOI Bulletin 14-B-03

The purpose of this bulletin is to outline procedures your company will need to follow if a catastrophic event were to occur in North Carolina. NC Emergency Management staff will not allow any adjuster access to a declared disaster area unless the adjuster is carrying proper...

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