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Engle Martin Closes Acquisition of Eberl

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Engle Martin & Associates, a diversified insurance services provider, completed its acquisition of a majority share of Eberl’s Claim Service, Inc. and its related companies on September 1, 2015. Eberl provides a full suite of complementary daily and...

Governor Abbott Adds 24 Counties To Disaster Declaration

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on May 11, 2015, certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has caused a disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland,...

Canadian Hurricane Centre

The Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC) provides Canadians with meteorological information on hurricanes, tropical storms and post-tropical storms to help them make informed decisions to protect their safety and secure their property.

Senate Votes to Limit Hail Damage Insurance Claims

The Texas Senate has voted to impose limits on homeowners filing insurance claims for roof damage following hailstorms. Sen. Larry Taylor, an insurance agent by trade, wants to establish deadlines for filing claims and strengthen penalties for inflating ...

Hail damage claims pouring in after storm

Southeast Texas body shops are preparing for a busy week as hail damage claims have started pouring in. Sterling Bradley owns Bradley's Collision in Port Neches, he said he and his crew spent the entire day processing claims and giving estimates for dented ...

Large Hail Being Reported in OK, MO and KY Today

4"  Franklin MO 38.22 -91.17 3-4 INCH HAIL. LARGEST HAIL WAS SPIKED... WITH DIAMETER MEASURED FROM SPIKE-TO-SPIKE. (LSX) 3" Roger Mills OK 35.61 -99.58 (OUN) 3" Roger Mills OK 35.66 -99.38 (OUN) 3" Franklin MO 38.24 -91.17 (LSX) 3" Franklin MO 38.24 -91.17 ROOF OF...

Storms cause damage, flash flooding in southern Missouri - STLtoday.com

Storms cause damage, flash flooding in southern MissouriSTLtoday.comPOMONA, Mo. • Parts of southern Missouri are cleaning up after strong storms brought heavy rains and high winds, including a tornado. The storms began Thursday night and continued into Friday morning. Pomona's assistant fire...

Flooding closes I-64 in Indiana, swamps tractor-trailers - USA TODAY

USA TODAYFlooding closes I-64 in Indiana, swamps tractor-trailersUSA TODAYJASPER, Ind. — Heavy rains closed parts of Interstate 64 on Friday and led to the rescue of a UPS driver. Westbound portions of the highway between Evansville, Ind., and Louisville, Ky., were closed in Perry and Dubois...

Storms Bring Floods and Tornadoes to Missouri, Kentucky - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comStorms Bring Floods and Tornadoes to Missouri, KentuckyNBCNews.comEmergency teams were called to more than 40 high-water rescues early Friday after a severe storm lashed parts of the Plains and South with tornadoes, rain and flooding. Kentucky was soaked by up to 5 inches of rain,...

Flooding in Louisville Closes Roads, Prompts Water Rescues - ABC News

U.S. News & World ReportFlooding in Louisville Closes Roads, Prompts Water RescuesABC NewsAuthorities in Louisville, Kentucky, made more than 100 water rescues early Friday as area storms flooded roads and prompted at least one evacuation. Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan says 116...

Storms, rain, flooding in Good Friday forecast - Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comStorms, rain, flooding in Good Friday forecastCincinnati.comMost of Northern Kentucky is under a flood advisory, while the rest of the region is under a flood watch, according to the weather service. The Ohio River is not expected to get close to flood levels. High temperatures...

Officers close roadways due to flooding in Lexington - WKYT

WKYTOfficers close roadways due to flooding in LexingtonWKYTFlooding was reporting along Tates Creek Road near Gainesway Drive. Two officers blocked the inbound lanes of Tates Creek Road. On Leestown Road at New Circle Road a car was stuck in high water on Friday morning. Police helped the...

Flooding causes numerous road closures, water rescues - WLKY Louisville

WLKY LouisvilleFlooding causes numerous road closures, water rescuesWLKY Louisville“Slept late and went to get my son ready for school, and felt the basement step and stepped onto what was a flooding carpet,” Steve Heggie said. Heggie has lived in Okolona for more than 16 years, but he's never...

Flooding, heavy rain, hail in parts of North Texas - WFAA

WFAAFlooding, heavy rain, hail in parts of North TexasWFAAA powerful spring storm in northern Tarrant and southern Denton counties Wednesday afternoon brought heavy rain, flash flooding and some hail damage. "We do not have any severe weather; that is the good news," said WFAA Chief...

FEMA to Reopen Superstorm Sandy Claims in Light of Fraud - GovExec.com

FEMA to Reopen Superstorm Sandy Claims in Light of FraudGovExec.com“This is a significant turnaround for the thousands of Sandy survivors who have been victimized not only by the storm, but by FEMA, insurance companies and their subcontractors who systemically lowballed claims,” Menendez said....

FEMA To Review Every Sandy Flood Insurance Claim - Hartford Courant

FEMA To Review Every Sandy Flood Insurance ClaimHartford CourantTRENTON, N.J. — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim filed by storm Sandy victims. The review will involve roughly 144,000 claims and not limit corrective action...

After Sandy fraud, FEMA must restore public trust - Newsday

Vineland Daily JournalAfter Sandy fraud, FEMA must restore public trustNewsdayNow that a top official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has acknowledged that some superstorm Sandy victims were denied flood insurance settlements because of fraudulent engineering reports, the way forward...

Drone insurance cover set to take off

“Most drone operators are buying legal liability limits of less than $10 million, and at those levels there is abundant capacity in the market,” said Chris Proudlove, senior vice president at aviation underwriter Global Aerospace Inc. in Parsippany, New Jersey. Optional ISO...

The Storm after the Storm

  When Hurricane Sandy made its way towards the East Coast in the fall of 2012, residents knew it could be devastating. What they didn't expect was just how bad Sandy turned out to be: 117 deaths, and damage estimated at more than $60 billion, second only to Katrina. Now two and a half...

Superstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally Conflicted - NPR

NPRSuperstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally ConflictedNPRHomeowners say engineers hired by insurance companies falsified damage estimates and that the homeowners aren't being repaid for the actual damage that Sandy caused. Some are questioning whether FEMA can be a watchdog for both...

FEMA In Talks To Settle Sandy Flood Insurance Claims - NPR

FEMA In Talks To Settle Sandy Flood Insurance ClaimsNPRBut FEMA is negotiating a sweeping settlement as if the allegations are true. Steve Mostyn is the lead lawyer for the homeowners already in litigation, but he says this future settlement will likely include many more Sandy victims. STEVE...

Don’t Mess With Texas Adjusters In Hail Damage Claims

Texas hail claim policyholder lawyers, like many plaintiffs’ lawyers, clearly prefer to be in state court rather than federal court. To accomplish this and prevent the defendant insurer from properly removing the lawsuit to federal court, Texas policyholder attorneys simply sue the...

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