Hurricane flood insurance coverage not carried by many Matthew victims

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Many of the homeowners who experienced damage from flooding don’t have the necessary coverage. Many victims of Hurricane Matthew who have never had a drop of water in their homes before are finding themselves underwater without hurricane flood insurance. Communities well inland and far from flood plains were rescued by firefighters in boats. Though the concern had been seawater driven ashore, it was rain and runoff that caused considerable flooding. Drainage ditches were overwhelmed, sending rising waters into the homes of people without hurricane flood insurance. For many of them,…

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Most common and costly homeowners insurance claims

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A recent analysis conducted by The Travelers Companies has revealed some significant trends. According to the results of a homeowners insurance claims data analysis conducted by The Travelers Companies Inc., weather incidents were the cause behind more than half of all the filings that were made by policyholders. Among the events that were most commonly at fault were wind, frozen bursting pipes and leaky roofs. Despite the fact that the most common homeowners insurance claims were those caused by weather damage, it was the fire damage claims that were the…

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Natural disasters have affected about 1 in 3 American small businesses

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A new app has been developed by Allstate in order to help these companies to prepare for such events. Regardless of how much entrepreneurs would like to deny the truth of the matter, natural disasters do happen, and about one third of U.S. companies are affected by them at some point in their existence. These can come in the form of severe rainstorms, snowstorms, earthquakes, wind, flooding and other catastrophes. When these natural disasters strike, insurance claims are much easier to make when certain basic steps have been taken in…

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Insurance claims for Texas storm damage could be in the billions

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The industry has predicted that when the spring flooding eases, there will be massive devastation left behind. The spring storms that have been relentlessly tormenting Texas will soon be sending their costs over to insurers as policyholders begin to make their insurance claims for the flooding and other types of damage that have been left behind. The damage estimates have shown that there will be billions of dollars in insured damages. Those estimates include only the types of expense that will likely be covered by insurance claims. The total damage…

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The Deep Freeze And Your Insurance Coverage

Wintry weather can wreak havoc on property. Fallen power lines and tree limbs along with burst water pipes are just a few of the problems home-and-business owners face. When a winter storm hits the last thing anyone wants to do is worry about whether any damage is covered by insurance. The good news is that many times insurance does cover damage caused by storms. Damage caused to homes by ice and falling limbs is covered by homeowner’s policy, according to an article by CBC News. That’s great news for those…

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Catastrophic Destruction in the Central Philippines from Wind, Surge in Typhoon Haiyan’s Wake: AIR Worldwide

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, in the three days since Super Typhoon Haiyan roared through the central Philippines, the scale of the devastation revealed in its wake continues to escalate. Preliminary analyses suggest that Haiyan (named Yolanda in the Philippines) may have been the strongest storm to make landfall anywhere in the world in recorded history. With sustained winds estimated at 315 km/h (196 mph) at its first landfall, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), the storm maintained impressive wind speeds as it traversed the Philippines.…

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Insurance news from Western Canada may soon involve higher rates

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Severe summer storms in the province of Alberta caused massive amounts of insured damage. The severe storms that were faced by the Canadian province of Alberta are once again making insurance news as the millions of dollars in damages may now be sending rates in an upward direction. In August, insurers in Canada had to pay out approximately $550 million for a hail storm that hit Calgary. In July and August, the province faced three separate severe storms, which each made insurance news with their multimillion dollar price tags for…

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