wind News

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 …

Making the Adjustment

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. The Modern Age of Desk Adjusting for the Insurance Industry Deploying adjusters to the field is a large overhead cost for insurance companies. Incoming claims vary in terms of size …

The Science Behind Wind Verification Technology

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Wind is one of nature’s most difficult hazards to measure, and damage caused from it can go undetected for months. Unlike hail which can be visually seen and, more often …

Flooding and Damaging Wind Were Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Annual Summary from CoreLogic Details 2016 Natural Hazard Events CoreLogic® analyzes and evaluates the number and severity of natural hazard events that occurred across the U.S. annually in its Natural …

Texas Windstorm Insurance Assoc. Expert Panel to Meet April 14

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association expert panel will hold a public meeting this week to inform the public about the progress of the panel’s work, to allow the public to observe the panel discussing its work, and to give the …

Weather to Raise California Fire Danger

Forecasters are warning of an onset of gusty, dry conditions that will dramatically raise fire danger in large swaths of California as surface high pressure builds into the Pacific Northwest. In Southern California, the National Weather Service has predicted a …

Nearly 40% of Texans Admit Being Scared by Texas Weather: Survey

Thirty-seven percent of Texans say Lone Star State spring storms scare them, and more than a third say they feel the weather is getting worse year after year, according to a new survey by Allstate Insurance Co. The number of …

AIR Worldwide’s Analysis of Typhoon Bopha’s Impact on the Philippines

AIR Worldwide’s analysis of Typhoon Botha’s [also named ‘Pablo,’ locally] impact on the Philippines indicates that as “insurance penetration in this area is around 10 percent to 20 percent; insured losses are not expected to be high as a result …

ISO Enhances Wind Rating Program for Underwriting, Pricing Wind Exposure

ISO has launched its Enhanced Wind Rating Program, a commercial property rating program designed specifically to address the wind peril. ISO is a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics. The Enhanced Wind Rating Program provides a …

Wind Speed Of 114 Mph Recorded In Alaska Storm

An amateur weather station recorded a wind speed of 114 miles per hour during last week’s storm along the Alaska Range. The gust was recorded Sept. 17 in Dry Creek, a community 40 miles southeast of Delta Junction, which is …