2018 hurricane season News

Florida CFO: Insurers Must Step Up Response to Hurricane Michael Claims

Citing a “troubling” number of Hurricane Michael-related consumer complaints and claims denials, Florida’s top financial regulator is urging insurers to respond more quickly and adequately to consumers recovering from the major storm that devastated the Florida Panhandle in October. Florida …

Florida County Hit Hard by Michael Takes Out $50M Bond for Recovery

A county on Florida’s Panhandle has voted to take out a $50 million bond to help recover from Hurricane Michael. The News-Herald reports that Bay County Commission voted Nov. 20 to use the money to cover debris removal, stormwater system …

Florida Picks Up the Pieces from Powerful Hurricane Michael

It has been just over a month since Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane with wind speeds reaching just shy of Category 5 status. The devastation from the storm that killed at least 35 people …

Update: Typhoon Yutu Pummels Philippines; Death Toll Rises from Landslides, Floods

At least 10 people were killed and about 20 are missing in a trail of landslides in the mountainous region of northern Philippines after the devastation caused by Typhoon Yutu, according to government authorities. Rescuers were still searching for at …

Typhoon Yutu Slams into Philippines, Traveling Path of Super Storm Mangkhut

Typhoon Yutu slammed into northern Philippines on Tuesday and is traveling a path similar to last month’s super storm Mangkhut that killed at least 82 people and damaged about $500 million of farm output in the Southeast Asian nation. More …

Philippine Authorities Move People to Safer Grounds as Typhoon Approaches

Philippine authorities started to move people to safer grounds as Typhoon Yutu approaches, tracking a path similar to last month’s storm that devastated rice-producing provinces in the main island of Luzon. Yutu, which last week became the strongest storm since …

Super Typhoon Yutu Threatens Philippines’ Most Populous Island

Super Typhoon Yutu could rip into eastern Luzon in the Philippines on Tuesday, extending the toll of destruction it left in the U.S. Northern Mariana Islands earlier this week. Yutu was about 731 miles (1,176 kilometers) east of Luzon with …

Mexico Begins Digging Out from Destruction of Hurricane Willa

Residents on Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Wednesday began clearing up the wreckage left by Hurricane Willa, which ripped through towns overnight, tearing off rooftops, downing power lines and splitting trees apart. Willa, a powerful Category 3 hurricane, hit the northwestern …

Typhoon Yutu Hits Northern Mariana Islands as Strongest Storm in 68 Years

Super Typhoon Yutu battered the Pacific Ocean’s Northern Mariana Islands with 178 mile (286 kilometers) per hour winds, making it the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory since 1950. The storm’s eye crossed directly over the island of Tinian, …

Mexican Insurers Will Absorb Losses from Hurricane Willa: A.M. Best

Mexico’s insurance industry overall remains well-capitalized and can absorb the financial impact generated from Hurricane Willa, according to an A.M. Best briefing. Hurricane Willa made landfall on Oct. 23 on Mexico’s Pacific Coast (approximately 300 miles west of Mexico City) …