Hurricane Season News

Top 15 Metro Areas at Risk this Hurricane Season

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Hurricanes are often some of the most destructive and costly natural hazards. Their impact on homes, businesses and infrastructure comes in the form of strong winds and flooding. There are …

Virginia Museum Workers Act Fast to Protect Valuable Collection in Hurricane Florence

The Durand-Ruel sisters didn’t dress for hurricane season. The eldest had on a wide-brimmed hat, the kind one would take to a high-society garden party. Both wore white gowns that looked as though their sheerness would go transparent in a …

Flooding Worries Grip New Orleans as Hurricane Season Nears

Dr. Lauren Morris’s dental office is in sight of one of the pumping stations designed to push water out of New Orleans. But despite that proximity, the roughly year-old business has already flooded. Now with the June 1 start to …

New Jersey Reminds Residents, Insurance Companies to Prepare for Hurricane Season

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance is urging the insurance and banking companies it regulates, as well as New Jersey residents, to prepare now for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1. All Garden State residents should have …

Coastal Texans Concerned About Rising Sea Levels Amid Hurricane Threats

Lalo Ojeda has lived with hurricanes all his life. The Houston Chronicle reports he was 14 when Hurricane Carla inundated Galveston Island in 1961. He evacuated as Hurricane Rita barreled toward the coast in 2005, then rode out the devastating …

Louisiana Disaster Declarations in Last 18 Months Involved Nearly 90% of Parishes

With hurricane season fast approaching, the Louisiana Department of Insurance is pointing out that in the last 18 months, nearly 90 percent of the state’s parishes have been included in major disaster declarations. The LDI is advising policyholders to take …

Hurricane Danny Dies, but Peak Hurricane Season Looms

Although what was once Hurricane Danny has degenerated into a “trough of low pressure” in the eastern Caribbean, according to the Nation Hurricane Center, a new disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic has a 90 percent probability of becoming …

Three Steps Towards Getting Your Portfolio Ready for Hurricane Season

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Insuring property along our nation’s coastlines can be either extremely lucrative or laden with risk. Many coastal residents are underinsured—which puts property owners and the insurance industry at risk. That’s …

More Data Can Increase Hurricane Exposure Understanding: ImageCat

According to Gavin Lewis, commercial director of ImageCat, a US and London based risk management provider, “even in the middle of hurricane season, catastrophe risk managers can improve their understanding of their exposures through better data analysis. He noted that …

Texas Windstorm Insurer’s Financial Outlook Improved as Hurricane Season Starts

Low catastrophe activity and claims experience so far this year have helped to put Texas’ insurer of last resort for properties along the Gulf Coast in a better position to face the 2014 hurricane season than it has been in …