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PIA National Now a Member of FEMA’s National Disaster Coalition
PIA National accepted an invitation to be a member of FEMA’s National Preparedness Coalition
NOAA Increases Odds of Below-normal Hurricane Season
There is a 90 percent probability of a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season, up from early predictions of 70 percent, according to the National Oceanic and ...
NY to Reimburse Sandy Victims for Earth Movement Damage
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state would use part of its federal Superstorm Sandy aid to “fully compensate” those who had flood insurance ...
There’s Game Insurance for College Football
Home games more likely to be insured.
Beware ‘Storm Chaser’ Contractors
Insurance executives and lawmakers say aggressive contractors can easily take advantage of the owners of homes that were damaged by a violent storm, who are ...
NCOIL Passes Producer Licensing Resolution, Defers Nat Cat Resolution
During the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) State-Federal Relations committee meeting, legislators discussed and then passed a Resolution ...
Will This Be Another Wimpy Hurricane Season?
Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project forecast for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season indicates that nine tropical storms will form, but ...
Slide Show: Top 10 States Most at Risk of Disaster
Kiplinger is out with a list of the 10 states most vulnerable to severe weather, based on property losses from disasters over the past decade, as calculated by ...
Another Round of Killer Tornadoes Pummel Oklahoma, Midwest
There has been no respite from severe weather in the nation’s midsection, as Oklahoma City and St. Louis were pummeled by tornadoes, flooding and straight-line ...
Wimpy Hurricane Season Puzzles Forecasters
University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tropical weather researcher Brian McNoldy says 2013 was a hurricane season that ...
Insured Losses From Rare November Tornadoes to Top $1 Billion
The rare tornado event across the Midwest that caused about 81 twisters, including two EF-4 (166-200 mph) storms in Illinois, could cause total insured losses ...
FEMA to Reopen All Superstorm Sandy Claims
Following a meeting with U.S senators from New York and New Jersey and in response to allegations that some insurers in the National Flood Insurance Program ...
FEMA/NFIP Bulletin ALERTS
The following FEMA/NFIP Bulletins have been issued and can be accessed here...
An Insurance Retreat From Weather Disasters
After Hurricane Sandy roared across the Northeastern United States, many homeowners on Long Island—even those who escaped the most damage—lost their property ...
Rhode Island Limits Hurricane Deductibles to One Per Year
A new state law in Rhode Island will provide safeguards to homeowners when they suffer damages from hurricanes
Up to Eight Hurricanes Forecast for 2012
U.S. forecasters said that this year’s hurricane season was expected to generate an average number of tropical storms, in the range of nine to 15, including ...
Start of Hurricane Season Causes Insurance Worries in Florida
At the beginning of this year’s hurricane season, Florida’s state run insurance program is in a stronger position to pay damage claims than in previous years ...
New York City at Big Risk of Storm Surge if Hurricane Hits
CoreLogic, an analytics firm, released its annual Storm Surge Report estimating the damages that single family homes could face from storm surges along the ...
FEMA Says Grants Available in Vermont
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that Vermonters with insurance may still qualify for grants from the agency due to losses caused ...
Disaster Declarations: Not Saying “No”
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) calculated that a storm that hit Vermont months before Hurricane Irene cost $794,000
Northeast Governors Urge Congress to Approve Sandy Aid
According to a recent opinion piece from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, even though ...
Congress Has Spent $136 Billion on Disaster Relief Since 2011
When it comes to disaster relief, the United States does not have a comprehensive approach...
Could Drought Cause First Crop Insurance Loss Since 2002?
Bruce Babcock, an economics professor at Iowa State University, said that crop insurers may report their first underwriting loss since 2002 because of the ...
Chances of a "Big One" in California Rise, Few Have Quake Insurance
Scientists now say that the risk of California being hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 8 or higher within the next 30 years is much greater than in ...
FEMA to Require Climate Change Plans From States Seeking Disaster Relief
A new policy from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which takes effect March 6, 2016, will require states to address climate change before being ...
Estimates on Insurance Cost of Sandy Rising
According to a new estimate by disaster-modeling firm Risk Management Solutions, Superstorm Sandy may cost the insurance industry up to $25 billion...
Violent Weather Threat Now Shifts to Hurricanes
The weather system that generated two series of tornadoes in Oklahoma over a period of 12 days and caused the deaths of 37 people is expected to subside this ...
Fitch Says Hurricane Forecasts Good News for P/C Insurers
Fitch Ratings issued its annual hurricane report, “Hurricane Season 2014: A Desk Reference for Insurance Investors,” citing early forecasts for the 2014 ...
Florida Ends ‘Hurricane Tax’
The Florida Cabinet voted to end a 1.3 percent surcharge on most property and casualty insurance policies across the state, which is used to pay for past ...
U.S. Could Have a Quiet Tornado Year
Compared with last year, when nearly 1,700 tornadoes killed 553 Americans, few destructive twisters have hit the U.S. in 2012