storm surge News

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 …

Hurricane Florence Could Pressure Congress to Extend NFIP, IIAV’s Bradshaw Says

Hurricane Florence could put pressure on U.S. Congress to extend the National Flood Insurance Program, but “it is still an open question as to whether it will lead to a comprehensive reform bill passing,” Robert Bradshaw, president and CEO of …

Virginia Insurers ‘Actively Preparing’ for Florence; State’s Top 10 Home Insurers

The Virginia Bureau of Insurance says it is “confident that insurers are actively preparing for this storm” as the potential impact of Hurricane Florence is anticipated in the state. “The Bureau’s focus is first – to encourage everyone to prepare …

The Lowdown: Top Private Flood Carriers, High Tides, Storm Surges & More

As I watch the daily tracking of Hurricane Florence and anticipate its potential destruction, I am compelled to revisit this June blog post and share it with you once again. In the words of Peter Criss, “I can’t stop the …

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 …

The Co-operators Offers Storm Surge Insurance to Homeowners in Atlantic Canada

The Co-operators Group Ltd. is offering storm surge insurance to homeowners in the provinces of Atlantic Canada: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Most recently released in Nova Scotia, The Co-operators Comprehensive Water insurance is …

Is Maryland Ready for the Next Big Storm?

In Maryland, which historically has ducked many of the worst storms of the last 50 years, the question is increasingly not if, but when the next big one will strike. And while some believe the state has often been spared …

As Harvey Nears, Central Texas Coast Shuts Down

The National Hurricane Center has called off the hurricane watch from Port Mansfield, Texas, south to the mouth of the Rio Grande, but the Hurricane Harvey scenario for Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas on the mid-Texas coast seems to …

How to Bring Coastal Community Stakeholders into Disaster Planning

Recognizing that coastal storms can cause surges, sea-level rise and cyclone winds that devastate communities, emergency management experts in a new study have detailed a method for involving local stakeholders in planning for such extreme events and thereby helping vulnerable …

Hurricane Newton Hits Mexico with Threat of Flash Floods, Mud Slides

Hurricane Newton made landfall Tuesday morning in northwest Mexico and will probably cause damage from heavy rain. Cabo San Lucas, a popular tourist destination, will be hit by winds moving as fast as 90 miles (144 kilometers) an hour, according …