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NOAA Says Hurricane Season Will Be MORE Active than Predicted

It may seem weird to be talking about hurricanes when so much of the American south and southwest are suffering under drought conditions and horrible heat, but the Atlantic coast is still at risk, especially since the busiest part of the annual Atlantic hurricane season is the period from August to October. As they do […]

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2011 Hurricane Season is Coming

It may seem as though winter hasn’t fully left us, and yet, we’re a mere six weeks away from the beginning of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. So, what are the weather gurus predicting for this year? According to forecasters at Colorado State University, we’ll see an above-average Atlantic hurricane season. They’re predicting nine hurricanes, […]

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President Obama Signs Washington Disaster Dec

Yesterday afternoon, President Obama signed the federal disaster declaration ordering federal aid as a supplement to state and local recovery efforts Washington state. The declaration applies to seven counties that were hit by severe winter weather in January of this year, that included flooding, mudslides and landslides. The counties affected are King, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, […]

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North Carolina Beach Plan to Reclaim $16 Million Distribution

Wayne Goodwin, the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner recently announced a settlement agreement that will require the North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association, also known as the “Beach Plan,” to reverse the payments of more than $16 million it made to its member companies in 2009. The Beach Plan is North Carolina’s “insurer of last resort” for […]

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New Insurance Options for Coastal Alabama & Mississippi

Just a week after USAA dropped wind coverage from 1,550 insurance policies on homes in the three southernmost counties of Mississippi, a handful of new insurers have entered the coastal markets in that state and in Alabama. American Strategic, Coastal American, PURE, Republic, Southern Fidelity, and Wilshire are now offering coverage in both states, and […]

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Alabama Wind Pool Changes Policy on Buildings In/On Water

The Alabama Insurance Underwriting Association, that states last-resort insurer for such policies, announced on Friday that it would no longer be issuing policies for buildings built over or in water. According to association manager Bob Groves, while they provide coverage for wind damage, they are concerned about water undermining the structure of buildings. Current policy […]

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Connecticut Asks President Obama to Reconsider Tornado Damage Aid

Connecticut doesn’t get hit by tornadoes very often, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that most of the state’s residents don’t have wind insurance in their homeowners coverage. After all, even in places where tornadoes happen every year, protection against severe wind storms generally comes in the form of a policy rider. It should […]

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