Hurricane Season News

Coastal Texans Concerned About Rising Sea Levels Amid Hurricane Threats

Lalo Ojeda has lived with hurricanes all his life. The Houston Chronicle reports he was 14 when Hurricane Carla inundated Galveston Island in 1961. He evacuated as Hurricane Rita barreled toward the coast in 2005, then rode out the devastating …

Louisiana Disaster Declarations in Last 18 Months Involved Nearly 90% of Parishes

With hurricane season fast approaching, the Louisiana Department of Insurance is pointing out that in the last 18 months, nearly 90 percent of the state’s parishes have been included in major disaster declarations. The LDI is advising policyholders to take …

Hurricane Danny Dies, but Peak Hurricane Season Looms

Although what was once Hurricane Danny has degenerated into a “trough of low pressure” in the eastern Caribbean, according to the Nation Hurricane Center, a new disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic has a 90 percent probability of becoming …

Three Steps Towards Getting Your Portfolio Ready for Hurricane Season

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Insuring property along our nation’s coastlines can be either extremely lucrative or laden with risk. Many coastal residents are underinsured—which puts property owners and the insurance industry at risk. That’s …

More Data Can Increase Hurricane Exposure Understanding: ImageCat

According to Gavin Lewis, commercial director of ImageCat, a US and London based risk management provider, “even in the middle of hurricane season, catastrophe risk managers can improve their understanding of their exposures through better data analysis. He noted that …

Texas Windstorm Insurer’s Financial Outlook Improved as Hurricane Season Starts

Low catastrophe activity and claims experience so far this year have helped to put Texas’ insurer of last resort for properties along the Gulf Coast in a better position to face the 2014 hurricane season than it has been in …

Louisianans Get Tax Holiday to Prep for Hurricane Season

This weekend, Louisiana residents looking to begin preparing for the 2014 hurricane season can store up emergency supplies with a little gift from the state. Flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other supplies are free from the 4 percent state sales …

FM Global Advises Property Owners to Be Proactive, Address Vulnerabilities

Business property insurer FM Global is urging property owners to take active measures now to help prevent potential storm losses as the peak of hurricane season approaches. “A big lesson from Hurricane Sandy is that remaining resilient during natural disasters …

Louisiana Citizens Seeking Increased Credit for Storm Season

As the peak of hurricane season approaches, the governing board for Louisiana’s property insurer of last resort agreed to boost its bank line of credit, to give the company enough money to cover costs in case of a storm. The …

Louisiana Citizens Tweaks Claims Handling in Advance of Hurricane Season

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. announced it has made significant enhancements to increase efficiency of claims filing, adjuster deployment and claims processing, in advance of the 2013 hurricane season. The company established a claims reporting telephone number that will become …