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Connecticut Man Sentenced for Lying about Superstorm Sandy Damage

A Connecticut man must pay a $5,000 fine and serve two years’ probation after making false statements to obtain a Small Business Administration loan to repair his marina. Thirty-nine-year-old Scott Sundholm of Old Saybrook, Conn., was sentenced for claiming his …

Report Says Major Hurricane Could Cost Virginia $40B

Experts say that southeastern Virginia could suffer $40 billion in losses if it’s struck by a major hurricane. Professors from Old Dominion University said in a recent report that the damages could seriously puncture the regional economy. The June 12 …

Virginia Reminds Homeowners to Review Property Coverage Before a Hurricane

Although hurricane activity in the Atlantic has been relatively quiet so far for 2018 with only five named storms to date, the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance is reminding Virginians not to let their guard down. With …

KCC Estimates U.S. Insured Losses from Hurricane Nate Could Reach $500M

Based on high resolution wind and storm surge models, Karen Clark & Company (KCC) has estimated that the insured loss in the U.S. from Hurricane Nate will be close to $500 million. KCC’s modeled loss estimates include insured wind and …

Six Months Later, Hurricane Flood Victims Still Recovering in Virginia

In the months since Hurricane Matthew, Dawn Sawyer has watched her 9-year-old, Sam, bite his nails down to “nubs.” She’s never seen him do that before. As Sam remembers it, he slept right through the storm. He knows the water …

Judge Gets High-Stakes New Jersey Dune Wars Case

A judge will consider a high-stakes, multimillion-dollar battle over whether a wealthy New Jersey shore enclave can opt out of a protective sand dune plan in an area devastated by Superstorm Sandy. Both sides in the lawsuit brought by oceanfront …

Replacement of New Jersey’s Sandy-Damaged Rail Bridge Moving Ahead

The lasting effects of Superstorm Sandy continue to wash across New Jersey, evident on a century-old railroad bridge that nearly became a casualty of the ferocious October 2012 onslaught. The storm surge from the Atlantic Ocean up into the Raritan …

Former New York Engineering Firm Exec Guilty in Sandy Insurance Case

A former director of an engineering firm charged with illegally altering reports about damage from Superstorm Sandy pleaded guilty to unauthorized practice of engineering in connection with the case, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday. Matthew Pappalardo, 39, …

Florida Church Struggles to Fix Steeple Toppled by Hurricane Matthew

The pastor of a Florida church whose steeple was toppled by Hurricane Matthew says it’s painful to see the storm’s damage linger. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the 25-foot steeple remains where it fell next to Historic New Bethel …

Virginia Flood Damage from Matthew Costliest Since Isabel, Officials Say

Virginia suffered only a glancing blow from Hurricane Matthew last month when unprecedented amounts of rain fell, but on Wednesday officials estimated flood damage to be hundreds of millions of dollars, making it the costliest storm since Hurricane Isabel in …