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#1 State Farm to Pay $100 Million to Federal Government for Hurricane Katrina Claims

Aug 25 2022 // State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. and two former claims-adjuster sisters, who more than 16 years ago filed a lawsuit claiming the insurer committed fraud against the government’s National Flood Insurance Program...

#2 Hurricane Alley Hasn’t Been This Quiet in a Quarter Century

Aug 30 2022 // The Atlantic crucible of hurricanes hasn’t had a storm all month and if the calm holds it will stand as the quietest August in 25 years. The expanse of ocean between Africa and the Caribbean Sea has only had two...

#3 Update: Fiona Becomes Strongest 2022 Atlantic Hurricane, Threatening Bermuda, Canada

Sep 21 2022 // Hurricane Fiona has intensified to become this year’s strongest Atlantic storm as it moves north to threaten Bermuda and eastern Canada later this week. Fiona’s top winds remain at 130 miles (209 kilometers)...

#4 Viewpoint: Can the Florida Insurance Market Withstand Another Hurricane Andrew?

Aug 29 2022 // The wide-ranging impact of Hurricane Andrew on the Florida insurance market is a familiar story within the risk management world. However, 30 years on from August 24, 1992, when Andrew made landfall in Dade County,...

#5 Reinsurers Adopt Divergent Strategies About Natural Catastrophe Exposures: S&P

Aug 31 2022 // The natural catastrophe business of global reinsurers has been reshaped by five years of higher-than-expected losses, which is leading reinsurers to adopt divergent strategies – either diving in to write more business at...

#6 California Commissioner Wants Discounts from Insurers in New Wildfires Framework

Sep 7 2022 // California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Wednesday submitted an insurance pricing regulation to the California Office of Administrative Law to recognize and reward wildfire safety and mitigation efforts made by...

#7 Hurricane Fiona Moves North With Up to $4B Economic Damages Estimated Already

Sep 20 2022 // Hurricane Fiona strengthened as it moved away from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic where it knocked out power and spawned flash floods and landslides from torrential rains. (Editor’s Note: This article...

#8 California Commissioner Orders Insurance Cancellation Moratorium for new Wildfire

Sep 16 2022 // California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Friday ordered insurers to preserve residential insurance coverage following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest emergency declaration over as another major wildfire threatens...

#9 Update: Hurricane Fiona Roars Toward Atlantic Canada as New Storm Threatens Florida

Sep 23 2022 // After lashing Bermuda, Hurricane Fiona is racing north toward Eastern Canada, threatening to become the most powerful storm ever to hit the region. A second system, meanwhile, is developing in the Caribbean and may strike...

#10 Fiona, Now a Hurricane, Hammers Puerto Rico and DR, But Will Miss U.S.

Sep 19 2022 // Hurricane Katrina will miss Florida and the East Coast, but has left catastrophic flooding and widespread power outages in Puerto Rico and battered the Dominican Republic with 90 mph winds, according to news reports. The...

#11 California Company Says Machine Failure May Have Caused Wildfire

Sep 9 2022 // A wood products company said that it is investigating whether a fire that killed two people as it swept through a Northern California town was caused by the possible failure of a water-spraying machine used to cool ash at...

#12 S. Korea Braces for Strongest Typhoon in Nation’s History With Major Damage Expected

Sep 2 2022 // South Korea is bracing for the strongest storm in the nation’s history with Super Typhoon Hinnamnor forecast to hammer its southern coastal areas next week. The worst of the typhoon is forecast Monday or Tuesday when...

#13 Tropical Storm to Brush Puerto Rico Before Turning North, East of Florida

Sep 16 2022 // Tropical Storm Fiona, the season’s sixth named storm, was expected to graze Puerto Rico before turning north and staying east of Florida, and forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm...

#14 Wildfire Threatens Homes, Cabins Near Lake in Idaho

Sep 7 2022 // Roughly 200 people were told to evacuate and sheriff’s deputies were trying to track down campers and other recreationists after a wildfire exploded in Idaho’s scenic Sawtooth National Forest over the long...

#15 California Commissioner Orders Another Insurance Cancellation Moratorium for Wildfire

Sep 22 2022 // California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Thursday ordered insurance companies to preserve residential insurance coverage following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest wildfire emergency declarations. Lara’s...

#16 TDI Orders Emergency Rule Protecting Weston Policyholders During Hurricane Season

Aug 26 2022 // The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) announced an emergency rule this week removing barriers for Weston Property & Casualty Insurance Company policyholders to receive wind and hail coverage through the Texas...

#17 Oregon Wildfire Threatening over 7,000 Structures

Aug 31 2022 // The Rum Creek Fire in remote southwest Oregon has burned nearly 18.75 square miles is threatening thousands of homes and is only about 1% contained. As of Tuesday morning, the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center said...

#18 Lawsuit Says Electrical Equipment Sparked Deadly California Wildfire

Aug 25 2022 // The daughter of a 76-year-old man killed last month when California’s deadliest wildfire so far this year swept through a remote town has sued a public utility, alleging its electrical equipment sparked the...

#19 California Funding Research to Develop New Wildfire Defense Tools

Sep 19 2022 // The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is funding research to better predict who wildfires spread from burning wildlands to communities. CalFire awarded Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers Albert...

#20 Hurricane Fiona Losses Depend on Business Interruption, Cause

Sep 22 2022 // AM Best said it expects insured losses from Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico to be influenced by business interruption caused by widespread power outages but losses should be manageable for the industry. “It could take...