|John A. Postava |
|Posted on Sunday, August 08, 1999 - 1:15 pm: |
Anybody heard from Dr. Gray lately? He may fall a little short this year of his 14 named storms this year but remember it only takes ONE...
For those of you that are not aware, many gulfcoast and northeastern coastal states have wind pools with control coastal wind and sometimes wind&flood assignments. Many states will only assign those losses to "PRE-APPROVED", state licensed adjusting companies. If you agree to a first right of refusal with a cat adjusting company that is not pre-approved by the state where the hurricane makes landfall you may be selling yourself short. Check with the adjusting firms you work with at this time to see what state wind pools they are associated with. You may find that they will be looking for work as much as yourself when the hurricane hits.
Of course, many losses will probably occur inland as the hurricane buries itself in the U.S. but it doesn't hurt to cover all the bases BEFORE a storm occurs. The best billers and usually the most interesting losses will be along the coast (usually) and no one wants to miss out on them. So check with your vendor of choice today and see what h/she has shaken' in Florida, Texas, the Carolina's, etc....