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New Hampshire Library Director Said Lightning Damage Was ‘Mindboggling’

The director of the Hopkinton Town Library in New Hampshire says damage caused by a lightning strike is “mindboggling.” Donna Dunlop said “almost the entire inventory” of books must be replaced because of fire, smoke and water damage Friday night. …

Police: Famous Italian Restaurant in New Jersey Suffered Fire Damage

Firefighters say a near-century-old New Jersey Italian restaurant suffered damage in an afternoon fire. Freehold fire officials say Federici’s Family Restaurant suffered smoke and water damage after a fire broke out in the wall of the restaurant Wednesday. Firefighters were …

Homeowners Often Overlook Mitigating Water Leak Risks: Chubb

The majority of homeowners do not view internal water leak damage as the most concerning home threat, despite the fact that water leaks are a more frequent risk than fire and theft, a new Chubb survey revealed. “The time between …

Fire Destroys Connecticut Building That Houses 7 Businesses

An office building in Norwich that houses seven businesses has been destroyed by a fire. The Norwich Bulletin reports that fire officials say the fire started around 3:30 a.m. Saturday on West Main Street. The East Great Plain Fire Department …

Residents Forced Out of Virginia Condo Complex After Building Sinks

Several dozen people still cannot return to their Alexandria, Va., homes over fears that their condominium building could collapse. The building, part of River Towers Condominiums, was evacuated Sunday afternoon after officials say significant water damage to some of the …

Flood, Flood, or Flood: What Insureds Really Mean when they Report a ‘Flood’ Loss

“We’ve had a flood,” says the insured. “Oh, no!” the agent says, “What happened?” What really happened, and the coverage implications of what happened, is what must be considered before the loss occurs – not when this call comes. “What …

Is it Flood or Water Damage – Part IV of Flood, Flood or Flood

To review prior articles, links are here for Part I, Part II, and Part III. Part IV What the Insured Said Let’s bring this discussion back full circle to discuss what happened. What did the insured actually mean by “We …

Insurer Using Imaging Technology to Spot Home Hazards Before They Cause Damage

A new imaging technology being deployed by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. can help reduce the risk of catastrophic damage, injury and loss of life due to fire. It can also spot potential water damage to homes and personal property before …