hurricane season 2018 News

Power Outages Still Plague Florida Panhandle Nearly 2 Weeks After Michael

It’s the greatest need after a hurricane and sometimes the hardest one to fulfill: Electricity. Almost two weeks after Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on a path of destruction that led all the way to the Georgia border, …

Rescuers Continue to Search Florida Towns Demolished by Hurricane Michael

Dozens of people remained missing on Sunday in Florida Panhandle communities reduced to ruins by Hurricane Michael as rescuers said they expected the death toll to rise and survivors grappled with power outages and shortages of food and water. Already …

CoreLogic Estimates Hurricane Michael Losses Could Top $4.5B; Top 10 Insurers Affected

Hurricane Michael’s torrential rain, storm surge, and hurricane-force maximum sustained winds that reached 140 miles per hour Wednesday could result in a historically devastating event for the northeastern Gulf Coast, according to A.M. Best. After making landfall in the Panhandle …

Fast-Moving Hurricane Michael, Now Category 4, Threatens Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael, with winds strengthening to 145 miles an hour, is poised to be the strongest storm to hit the continental U.S. since 2004, with a life-threatening surge and the potential to cause $16 billion in damage. Michael is about …

Cities Still Owed Funds from Last Hurricane Season as New Season Gets Underway

Allen Owen, the mayor of Missouri City, Texas, wants to do more to protect his town from the next disaster. But the city hasn’t gotten any of the roughly $1 million in federal disaster funds he said it’s owed after …

What the Florida Industry Needs to Know for the 2018 Hurricane Season

The 2018 hurricane season is officially underway, even as the dust continues to settle on the 2017 hurricane season — one of the costliest hurricane years on record — that brought devastation to Florida from Hurricane Irma. Meanwhile, the Gulf …

Karen Clark & Co. Estimates Insured Losses from Alberto to Near $50M

Insured losses from Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, will be close to $50 million, according to Karen Clark & Co. KCC’s High Resolution U.S. Hurricane Model estimated the insured losses to residential, commercial, …

Alberto Weakens to Depression, Moving North Across Alabama

Storm Alberto weakened to a subtropical depression, moving across central Alabama after making landfall in the Florida Panhandle and bringing heavy rains that threaten the U.S. South with economic losses of $1 billion. Alberto was 30 miles (45 kilometers) west …

FEMA Reorganizing, Top Jobs Unfilled as Hurricane Season Gets Underway

With the hurricane season beginning, top jobs at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency remain vacant and critics say that will make it harder for the government to respond to disasters. FEMA lacks a second-in-command and three of four associate-administrator …

Weakening Alberto Brings Heavy Rains to Southeast for Memorial Day

Subtropical Storm Alberto lost strength as it came ashore near Laguna Beach in Florida Monday, bringing heavy rains that threaten the U.S. South with economic losses of $1 billion. Alberto was 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Panama City, Florida, when …