2013 Hurricane Names and Beyond

Do you want to know if your name will be an atlantic hurricane this year or in one of the following?  Are you already guessing at which one will be the next Cat 5? Here is the list from the National Hurricane Center: Atlantic Names National Hurricane Center   2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018…

Insurers Abandon Long Island After Superstorm, N.Y. Senator Schumer Says

Allstate Corp. is among insurers retreating from the Long Island, New York, homeowners market after superstorm Sandy and should be compelled to offer coverage there, New York Senator Charles Schumer said. Liberty Mutual Holding Co. and Bloomington, Illinois-based State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. are also scaling back, forcing residents to pay more for homeowners’…

Tropical Storm Andrea Update

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall Thursday afternoon. It is set to work up the east coast causing tornados and rain. Possible flooding could occur and looks to decrease in strength over the next few days. Click here: Weather.com to watch Tropical Storm updates

Deadly Oklahoma Tornado Widest on Record, Rare EF5

The deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week had a record-breaking width of 2.6 miles and was the second top-of-the-scale EF5 twister to hit the area in less than two weeks, the National Weather Service said. The massive tornado on May 31 avoided highly populated areas, and forecasters said that likely saved…

Tropical Storm Andrea Hits Florida- Warnings for Eastern U.S.

Tropical Storm Andrea pelted Florida’s northern Gulf Coast on Thursday and was forecast to drench much of the U.S. Southeast as it cuts across Georgia and up the Atlantic coast, the National Hurricane Center said. The season’s first Atlantic tropical storm was churning in the Gulf of Mexico, centered about 110 miles (180 km) west…

AAN Teaches Texas All-Lines Course

Get the most sought after license in the adjusting industry This is a 40 hour class made up of 30 hours of actual class room lecture and 10 hours of self study with the TDI approved examination given at the end of the class. Once successfully completed, the student submits the Texas Department of Insurance…

Creating a Hail Storm

Creating a hailstorm is no easy task, according to researchers at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety who said the project was several years in the making. Duplicating Mother Nature, researchers were able to compare how different types of residential roofing and siding materials perform during a full scale indoor hailstorm conducted at…

Winter Storm Saturn and it’s Path

Winter Storm Saturn will continue laying down a heavy swath of snow from the Upper Midwest to the Ohio Valley. Let’s lay out the “who, what and how much” bullet points: On Tuesday 3/5/13 Snow:  Ends in the northern Plains, continues in the Upper Mississippi Valley, spreading into the Ohio Valley and western Great Lakes.  Snow…

Waterproof phones and tablets make a splash

We all know what lengths we take to hide our electronics in the many weather conditions we are working in. How many people do you know that have accidently dropped their phone in the lake, pool, or spilled coffee on their tablet?  A soaked phone or tablet has traditionally meant shelling out for a costly…

Florida’s Top 10 Sinkhole-Prone Counties

It’s no secret that property/casualty insurers have been fielding more and more sinkhole claims in Florida and now online hazard mapping firm CDS Business Mapping and its RiskMeter Online service have come up with a list of the top 10 sinkhole prone counties in Florida. The list is based on information from the company’s RiskMeter’s sinkhole…