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UK Broker Bluefin Extends Loss Recovery Insurance Partnership with Lorega

Bluefin, the London-based insurance broker, has extended its existing loss recovery insurance services partnership with Lorega Ltd., the UK MGA and assistance specialist, across its middle market commercial business. The new three-year deal will see Lorega continue to provide loss recovery …

Disaster Recovery Firm Interstate Restoration Acquires Canada’s FirstOnSite

Interstate Restoration LLC, the Ft. Worth, Tex.-based disaster recovery company, has completed the acquisition of FirstOnSite Restoration G.P. Inc. in Canada. As Canada’s largest independent disaster restoration services provider with 35 branches across the country, FirstOnSite Restoration will continue to …

Federal Disaster Declared in 33 Georgia Counties From Winter Storms

President Barack Obama has declared that a major disaster exists in 33 Georgia counties following recent severe storms and flooding that affected the state. The White House announced Feb. 26 that federal aid will be available to state and eligible …

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Arkansas County

A joint federal/state disaster recovery center opened in Jefferson County Feb. 20 to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in December and January, Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency …

Due for a Hardware Refresh?

This post is part of a series sponsored by Vertafore. A couple of new variables need to be considered when thinking about a hardware refresh at this particular moment in time. One is the market changes and market factors that …

Rental Company Sues Kentucky County for Unpaid Bills from 2012 Tornado Recovery

An eastern Kentucky county ravaged by a 2012 tornado is being sued for nearly $1 million by a Lexington company that provided rented trailers, generators, all-terrain vehicles and other equipment after the deadly twister hit. Morgan County officials agree they …

Vanuatu Villagers Provide Lessons in Survival After Cyclone Pam

Villagers in Vanuatu buried food and fresh water as one of the strongest storms on record bore down on them, fleeing to churches, schools and even coconut drying kilns as 300 kph winds and massive seas tore their flimsy houses …

Farmers Insurance, Nonprofit, Team Up on Disaster Recovery in Oklahoma

As storm season ramps up in Oklahoma, a nonprofit group formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is teaming with a national insurance company to help better prepare communities for the recovery after a natural disaster. The St. Bernard Project …

In Search of Scientific, Engineering Solutions to Make Cities Resilient

Sandia National Laboratories is bringing decades of experience solving problems with practical engineering and modeling complex systems to cities around the world under a new agreement to support the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. The …

Vermont Already Preparing for the Next Big Storm

Vermont and federal officials Monday highlighted the state’s ongoing efforts to prepare for what is expected to be increasingly severe weather, most likely floods, in the coming years as the effects of a warming world continue to be felt. They …