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Using Building Codes and Property Characteristics to Keep up With 2020 Hurricane Season

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Though the COVID-19 pandemic is occupying most of our attention at the moment, hurricane season has begun and natural catastrophes never take a holiday. Forecasts for 2020 have projected higher …

Slowness, Not Speed, of Hurricanes Like Sally Becoming Major Concern

For Grant Saltz, who runs a barbecue restaurant in Mobile, Alabama, what struck him about Hurricane Sally was its steady, deliberate pace, after the storm rumbled into the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday as a powerful Category 2 hurricane. “It’s …

More than 14K Homes Vulnerable to Hanna’s Storm Surge, CoreLogic Says

CoreLogic has estimated that more than 14,000 homes were at risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Hanna, which made landfall in South Texas on July 25. CoreLogic’s Coastal Storm Risk Score shows the number of homes at risk of …

Barry Expected to Make Landfall in Louisiana as Hurricane on Saturday

In an update issued at 4 p.m., CDT, on July 12, the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane along Louisiana’s central Gulf Coast on July 13. The NHC is …

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 …

Texas, Louisiana Among States Most at Risk for Storm Surge, CoreLogic Says

Some 7.3 million U.S. homes with an estimated reconstruction cost of $1.8 trillion are at risk from storm surge, Irvine, California-based data analytics provider CoreLogic said in its 2019 Storm Surge Report, issued days before the start of the 2019 …

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 …