Hurricane Sandy Expected to Strike at Midnight: AIR

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  According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, As forecast, Hurricane Sandy intensified overnight and its path began to turn toward the U.S. East Coast. As of 11 a.m. EDT, Sandy has maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and is moving north-northwest at 18 mph. Although the NHC’s latest advisory indicates that Sandy’s sustained winds have achieved 90 mph, some weakening is likely to occur before landfall tonight and Sandy is expected to arrive on the south Jersey shore with winds of about 75 mph. As indicated in the National…

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Hurricane Sandy slams East Coast

Hurricane Sandy Insurance News

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall and insurers scramble to mitigate impact Hurricane Sandy has hit  the East Coast of the U.S. after building in strength throughout the majority of the past week. U.S. Insurers have been working to prepare for the hurricane, which is expected to cause a significant amount of damage as it passes through densely populated cities in the northeastern region of the country. Claims teams and insurance adjusters have been mobilized to areas that are expected to see the most damage ahead of the storm in an attempt…

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Irene Makes Landfall Near Cape Lookout, North Carolina

BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2011 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, the eye of Hurricane Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina at about 7:30 am EDT, Saturday, August 27. As of the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) 11:00 am advisory, Irene-now a Category 1 storm (down from Category 2 status yesterday)- Irene is moving to the north-northeast at about 15 mph, and this forward motion is expected to continue over the next 24 hours. “Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph,” said Dr. Tim Doggett, principal scientist, AIR…

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Hurricane Irene Batters Bahamas on Way toward U.S. East Coast

BOSTON, Aug. 25, 2011 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Hurricane Irene is passing through the central Bahamas islands this morning after a night of battering the southern islands with heavy rains and strong winds. At the time of the National Hurricane Center’s 8:00 am EDT Advisory, Category 3 Hurricane Irene was about 65 miles east-northeast of Nassau, the capital and largest city of the Bahamas. Irene’s maximum sustained winds are 115 miles per hour with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the…

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In the Northeast residents without flood insurance may be in for a rude awakening

A major hurricane has not made landfall on U.S. soil since 2008, but Hurricane Irene has broken that period of peace. As the first real hurricane of a supposedly active season, Irene seems to be making up for lost time. The storm has already reached Category 3 and is expected to reach the Carolina’s by Thursday. The hurricane will continue moving north, making its way through Long Island, New York and other states. The coming storm has raised concerns regarding insurance coverage as many come to the dire realization that…

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