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Researchers Predict Above-Average Hurricane Season This Year

Apr 8 2021 // Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, citing the likely absence of El Niño as a primary factor. The CSU Tropical Meteorology Project team is...

Hurricane Center: Delta Caused $2.9B in Damage

Apr 5 2021 // Hurricane Delta, which made landfall in southwestern Louisiana in early October 2020 about 11 miles from where the devastating Hurricane Laura hit a little more than a month earlier, cost $2.9 billion in the United States...

Texas Windstorm Insurer Plans for $4B in Funding for Hurricane Season

Mar 24 2021 // Texas’ wind and hail insurer of last resort for properties in the state’s coastal counties has determined it needs $4.03 billion in funding to prepare for this year’s hurricane season. The board of...

FEMA Allocates Additional $22M for Hurricane Laura Recovery in Louisiana

Mar 23 2021 // Nearly $22 million in additional funding is now available from FEMA to assist in recovery from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. FEMA said that damage from Laura was so severe that it crossed the threshold of FEMA’s...

Florida Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Lying About Hurricane Irma Damage

Mar 22 2021 // A Florida man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for lying about damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Steven Rembert, 49, of Orange County, was sentenced Monday in Orlando federal court, according to court...

FEMA: 87% of Federal Flood Claims from Hurricane Laura Closed in Louisiana

Mar 5 2021 // The majority of National Flood Insurance Program claims in Louisiana stemming from Hurricane Laura, which hit the state in August 2020, have been closed. FEMA says the NFIP has closed 87% of the 1,227 claims submitted and...

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