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The Hidden Force of a Hurricane (Infographic)

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Download and share this infographic here. To read more about the places at risk, read the CoreLogic 2018 Storm Surge Report.

States Need Better Protections for Insurance Consumers in Natural Disasters: Rutgers Report

As homeowners continue to file insurance claims in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a research report released by the Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility at the Rutgers Law School in Camden, N.J., suggests many could find that …

What If an Irma-Like Hurricane Hit the New York City Metro Area?

It sounds like a Hollywood disaster movie. A Category 5 hurricane churning in the mid-Atlantic suddenly veers northwest – and heads straight for New York City. The good news is that, for now, experts agree a Cat 5-sized deluge appears …

Delaware Streamlines Emergency CAT Adjuster Licensing Requirements

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro has taken steps to streamline the licensing process for insurance adjusters who come to Delaware. The aim of this initiative is to immediately help consumers who have filed a claim due to an emergency or …

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Warns Flood Victims About Repair Scams

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is urging homeowners whose properties suffered damage in the recent flooding that hit several North Central Pennsylvania counties to be cautious of scams when seeking repairs. She has also offered advice for homeowners to properly …

$60M in Settlements for Victims of Deadly Washington Landslide

Survivors and family members of people killed in the nation’s deadliest landslide have reached $60 million in settlements with the state of Washington and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse. Just as opening …

Those Affected by Louisiana Flooding Continue to Get Federal Support

Federal agencies, state and local governments continue to support and assist those affected by flooding in Louisiana. Since President Obama’s major disaster declaration to 20 parishes in south Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than 128,000 households have …

Iowa Governor Declares Disaster for Northeast Counties

Gov. Terry Branstad has issued disaster proclamations for two northeast Iowa counties that endured severe storms and flooding. Branstad on this week issued the proclamations for Bremer and Chickasaw counties, allowing state resources to be used to aid in recovery …

Alaska Asking for Input on Updated Tsunami Guidelines

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the state officials are seeking public input on new guidelines for how coastal communities should respond to tsunamis. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported that new modeling shows the potential for extreme currents and flooding …

State, Stillaguamish Tribe Argue over Liability in Washington Mudslide

The Stillaguamish Tribe is fighting off suggestions by the Washington Attorney General’s Office that it might face liability for the devastating Oso landslide, which wiped out a rural neighborhood and killed 43 people in 2014. In a lawsuit filed in …