Texas hurricane News

Analysts Warn of Effects of Hurricane Laura Losses on P/C Insurers

Ratings analysts A.M. Best and Moody’s are expecting property/casualty insurers and reinsurers to suffer meaningful losses from Hurricane Laura. A.M. Best expects losses from Hurricane Laura to place added stress on its rated insurance companies’ balance sheets, which it adds …

Hurricane Laura Slows After Landfall; Inland Storm Surge Expected

HOUSTON, Texas, Aug 27 08:12 AM – Hurricane Laura made landfall early on Thursday in southwestern Louisiana as one of the most powerful storms to hit the state, with forecasters warning it could push a massive wall of water 40 …

Hurricane Laura Expected to Be Category 4 When It Hits Texas, Louisiana

Hurricane Laura was expected to rapidly strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday on a steady track to hit the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast after dark, causing catastrophic damage, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm, already a Category 3 …

Hurricane Laura Expected to Slam Energy Coast; On Track for $5-12B in Losses

Hurricane Laura is poised to strengthen rapidly and come ashore along the Texas-Louisiana coast as a tree-snapping Category 3 storm, forcing residents to flee their homes despite the threat of Covid-19. Laura’s winds will likely peak at 115 miles (185 …

Dueling Storms Marco, Laura Hit Haiti, Dominican, Cuba on Way to Gulf Coast

SUNDAY, 08/23/2020, 06:23 PM— Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura tore through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, forcing thousands of coastal residents in Louisiana and Cuba to evacuate and flooding roads in Haiti’s capital, with damage across …

Hanna Pounds South Texas Coast Already Dealing With COVID Surge

Hurricane Hanna pummeled the south Texas coast on Saturday night with howling winds and a surging sea that threatened a broad area already contending with an intense spike in coronavirus deaths. Hanna is the first hurricane for the 2020 Atlantic …

Hurricane Harvey Looks to Be First Big Test for Trump FEMA Director Long

Brock Long knew it was just a matter of time. “We’ve gone 11 years without a major hurricane land-falling in the U.S.—that’s a one-in-2,000 chance,” said Long, President Donald Trump’s administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in an interview …