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Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2000 - 3:18 pm:   

Well, it will never be called one of the great blizzards of 2000 but the little storm that hit east Texas was a doozie for thoes folks. We had claims from Dallas to Texarkans, down to Marshall and over to Tyler. Worked 24 claims in about 3 days, and spent more time driving than we did working with insureds. The Texarkana news said there was 13" - 14" of snow/ice, and boy, did the carports and tree limbs crumble. Funny, here in Texas we are just not prepared for that much ice/snow and sun at one time.
Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2000 - 8:19 pm:   

Stationed here in Long Island. Have received about 25 claims since last week, all of them are pipe freezes. I expect to be out of here by the end of next week unless more claims are received.
The logistics are tough here, some appointments out as far as possible on the island (Hamptons. Sag Harbor) Scopes are taking 1 hour each.
Will not make a killing here but I am certainly grateful for the "boost" and will not complain.
Look forward to some ice damming work when I get back...
Russ Lott
Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2000 - 7:33 pm:   

Jim, another 5 inches of snow in Chicago, flights are leaving from O'Hare every 3 or 4 minutes( as they fly over head). The beer is cold the, the only thing on TV is the game.
R.D. Hood
Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2000 - 3:28 pm:   

Jim, Spoke to a friend in northern VA. He is a storm leader that received 350 claims for one vendor, and a specific carrier. They brought in 20 adjusters for last weeks storm, typical overstaffing, each one got about 15 files, hardly worth their time to travel, and certainly not considering the $140.00 day per diem cost to stay there. They will be done there by this Thursday, if no more come in. Sure does not look like an "event " for most of that area.
Jim Flynt
Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2000 - 1:37 pm:   

How about some assessments and weather condition reports from our CADO members up and down the East Coast? What are you seeing and what damages do you anticipate from these winter storms?
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2000 - 5:31 pm:   


I ask you all: what kind of an adjuster will let others suffer in the ice and snow while he gloats in the beauty(and warmth)of the Sonora???
John Durham!

John, may the desert cactus be on your backside while the desert wren flies up your nose. lol

We are cold this week..some e.mpathy.... please.
Jim Flynt
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2000 - 3:25 pm:   

John I am going to send you a free copy of my new video, "Snow Dancing for Fun and Profit" along with our latest free gift, "Sleet and Freezing Rain Dancing for Snow Birds." (You will not find this special in stores). You need something to do out there in the desert while watching the Super Bowl in icy HOTlanta. Have fun!
John Durham (Johnd)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2000 - 3:17 pm:   


Sitting in Sonora Desert in western Arizona, between two Saugaro Cactus in our RV. The weather is great, temps around 78 degrees light northern breeze, the quail are calling. Cactus wren is telling everyone that this is "her territory" and the coyotes were absolutely melodious last night. Hope all you adjusters on east coast are having as much fun as I am.
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2000 - 6:12 pm:   

Continueing the snow report, it is 6" deep in Little Rock and still coming down.
Ski Colorado
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2000 - 5:35 pm:   

Greetings from Colorado. An upadate on the "Blizzard of 2000." The snow is mind-boggling! Skiing snow knee to hip-deep at times! Like I always say, if you can't work it, you might as well ski it! See you on the slopes!
Glen Garoutte
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 3:33 pm:   

I am in Fairfax Va. and we have 14 inches on the ground and it is still piling up. Winds rage between 30 and 40 mph. Temperature is running between 32 and 33.
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 3:26 pm:   

Continueing the no snow report. It is not snowing nor is it below zero in Little Rock, AR.
Steve Ebner
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 2:29 pm:   

Thought I should report also where the storm is not. Here at home in Erie, PA (traditional snow country halfway between Cleveland and Buffalo)we have less than an inch of new snow and less than three inches of old snow. Temperatures are very cold hovering in the vicinity of zero, but not enough snow and ice to be concerned about.
Vince Tabor
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 11:38 am:   

You are a top notch storm reporter. I'm really
grateful for the locations and damage reports.

ps: your logic is sound too!
Jim Flynt
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 9:57 am:   

Dave, South Carolina has over 110,000 homes without power, Charlotte has over 34,000. Georgia has more than that and there are many areas with the same situation.

Power outages = no heat = ruptured pipes = claims = a good start for cat adjusters for the year.
R.D. Hood
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 9:52 am:   

New Hope,PA 0945Hr

About 8" on the ground and still snowing. All predicions are exceeded. The pool looks a bit chilly for today? Maybe some claims all over if it freezes and melts, and freezes and melts, ??
Jim Flynt
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 9:15 am:   

There is now in the Southern United States what is going to be called the Great Blizzard of 2000. You are going to be hearing more about this and many of you are going to be called out to handle claims.

Stay tuned here on the CADO Page for the latest news and those in the affected areas, how about posting the damage situations from your areas.

Remember, you heard it here first!

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