Wilkes-Barre tornado victims get helpful tips and advice from Allstate

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The insurer reached out to residents of the township to offer them safety and coverage tips. Allstate issued some important advice to those affected by the Wilkes-Barre tornado last week. It reminded customers that their safety should come before anything else when returning home. Homeowners may be keen to assess possible damage, but Allstate reminds them to be cautious. The Wilkes-Barre tornado caused notable damage to the township. That said, the Allstate report reminds customers that when they return home, the damage may create unexpected dangers. Therefore, homeowners should first…

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Tornado insurance tips to help victims of damage

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Adjusters released a number of recommendations to homeowners affected by last week’s storms. Last weekend hundreds of homes were hit by an EF1 tornado and throughout this week, tornado insurance adjusters have been dispatched. They’ve been visiting the affected areas of South Carolina and Louisiana. As insurance companies do their best to assist the victims of the storms, they have also issued advice. The tornado insurance adjusters have made a number of recommendations to homeowners still waiting for their damage to be assessed. As many of the homeowners don’t know…

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Predictions for the 2015 tornado season for the insurance industry and its customers

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The forecast has shown that it is likely that Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas will be hardest hit. As the 2015 tornado season has already started to arrive with a frightening start, many policyholders and the insurance industry, alike, are now looking to forecasts to see what the rest of the year will be like based on the latest weather analyses. Some of the most recent predictions have said that Tornado Alley will need to be on the watch, this year. The predictions from various sources about the 2015 tornado season…

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Tornadoes in Georgia cause $6 million in losses for the homeowners insurance sector

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Several tornadoes have struck Georgia, causing significant damage in some parts of the state Six tornadoes struck Georgia early last week, five of which hit the metro Atlanta area. These tornadoes generated thousands of homeowners insurance claims and insurance adjusters were deployed to the affected areas in order to help assess t he damage that was caused. According to Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, more than $6 million in insured losses were caused by the six tornadoes. Most of the damage caused by these disasters was to homes and vehicles. Homeowners…

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Understanding Natural Disasters and the Insurance Industry

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Natural disasters are an inherent part of the insurance industry. They are a problem that the industry has been fighting for as long as it has existed, and the battle is fraught with conflicts that insurers often lose. There is no such thing as absolute protection from natural disasters. Floods will cause damage despite the best efforts made to keep waters at bay, earthquakes will shake buildings to rubble, and tornadoes will blow houses apart. The best that the insurance industry can do is offer aid for the recover from…

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Tornado insurance claims head to court in Oklahoma

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At least 28 homeowners who were victims of twisters are suing their insurers for inadequate payments. After devastating twisters ripped their way through Oklahoma, at least 28 homeowners have found that their tornado insurance payments have not been adequate to allow them to rebuild their homes or to move on to new ones equivalent to what they had before their lives were turned upside down. The complaint isn’t that the payments aren’t being made, but that they aren’t paying enough to compensate for the damage. One of the homeowners taking…

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State agency seeks to provide guidance on homeowners insurance issues

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Homeowners insurance confusion could be a problem for Illinois residents A powerful tornado swept through Illinois earlier this week, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. The city of Washington was one of those that suffered most from the natural disaster, which destroyed more than 500 homes and damaged property throughout the entirety of the city. The devastating event has caused some confusion concerning homeowners insurance and natural disasters, which has spurred the Illinois Department of Insurance to take action. Agency to provide one-on-one counseling sessions for disaster victims…

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Insurance industry to study U.S. and Canada’s “new normal”

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New research has now been funded to help to quantify the risk associated with hail, tornadoes and wind. Verisk Analytics company, Atmospheric Environmental Research (AER), has announced that it has received funding from the insurance industry and financial sector companies for a new emerging risk program being run by its scientists, called Climate Change: Tornado and Hail, in order to help to quantify any shifts that have occurred in the severe thunderstorm hazard patterns in Canada and the United States. It is believed that the result will be a “new…

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Insurance industry feels financial impact of Oklahoma tornados

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Insurance industry sees payments top $1 billion The Oklahoma Department of Insurance has released the financial information concerning a powerful tornado outbreak that struck the state in May of this year. The information suggests that the tornado outbreak may be one of the most costly natural disasters in the state’s history. Insurance Commissioner John Doak claims that the financial impact of these tornadoes is staggering and notes that the rebuilding effort for communities stuck by tornadoes has only just begun. The cost of these disasters could have a significant impact…

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Homeowners insurance recommended for Oklahoma residents

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Officials in the state have been urging residents to consider the “hard to insure” program for their homes. The head of the homeowners insurance department in Oklahoma has released a statement that is currently urging residents to consider taking part in the “hard to insure” program to obtain coverage for their homes. This recommendation comes on the heels of over $1 billion in claims payments from May’s severe tornado damage. John Doak, the commissioner for Oklahoma, issued a statement at the end of the week that reminded residents of the…

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