Many US homeowners are shocked at how high their flood risk score really is

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Every American homeowner is finding out how much of a risk their property is truly facing. This month, every current and potential homeowner in the United States has access to the flood risk score of their property (or one they are considering for purchase). Many find themselves amazed at how high their property’s risk of flooding has been assessed to be. America’s flood risk score is being reassessed by First Street. This is a part of a broader effort to provide current homeowners and prospective home buyers, and the real…

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Delaware Governor Carney signs storm damage fund executive order

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Gov John Carney’s signature created the Delaware Resilience Fund Program. Governor John Carney signed an executive order at the end of last week, which effectively created a storm damage fund to help residents to recover from the recent destructive weather. The new program is meat to help residents to overcome the costs associated with recovery. The governor’s storm damage fund is meant to help people in Delaware who are struggling to cover the cost of recovery after having faced damage from the severe storms that happened earlier in August. The…

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Seek wildfire insurance reimbursement, says California’s Commissioner Lara

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Ricardo Lara recommends homeowners and renters carefully record their expenses. California residents who have been evacuated are being encouraged to record their expenses in order to seek wildfire insurance reimbursement regardless of whether or not their properties are ultimately damaged or destroyed. The recommendation was made by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. Commissioner Lara pointed out that homeowners’ policies will often cover relocation costs, even when not seeking direct wildfire insurance reimbursement for damage or destruction of property. Earlier this month, more than 10,000 lightning strikes over a single weekend led…

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RMS pegs Hurricane Isaias loss estimates as high as $5 billion

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The insured total loss estimates in the United States include those from NFIP claims. The Risk Management Solutions (RMS) catastrophe risk modeling firm has predicted that the total insured losses associated with Hurricane Isaias in the United States will be between $3 billion and $4.5 billion. The Atlantic storm caused less than $500 million in insured damage in the Caribbean, said RMS. The US estimate includes the losses the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) covered from Hurricane Isaias. Those were estimated to have fallen between $400 million and $700 million,…

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Wildfire prone property insurance bill in California due for hearing

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The bill is expected to be heard in upcoming weeks as opposing sites prepare for major battle. A new California bill, the outcomes of which will have a lot to say about coverage for wildfire prone property in the state, will soon be headed for hearing. The hearing is expected to be a heated one as strong opposing opinions have the opportunity to be voiced. Opponents of this bill are calling it a direct attack on consumer protections in insurance. That said, proponents of the bill claim it is the…

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Severe weather damage in the US hits the $4 billion mark

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Hailstorms and other disasters have caused quite a bit of destruction already in 2020, says Aon. Severe weather damage from events across the United States have led to substantial costs for insurers. A sizeable portion of the $4 billion estimated economic cost is covered by insurance policies. Much or the severe weather damage caused by storms have involved hail, according to the monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report from Aon. A substantial storm outbreak struck the Plains, Midwest and Southeast on May 4 and 5. This event primarily affected parts of…

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Allstate catastrophe losses reach $982 million for April and May 2020

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In a recent announcement, the insurer showed that May’s figures weren’t as high as those in April. Allstate catastrophe losses have reached $982 million for the combined months of April and May. May alone was responsible for estimated losses of $350 million. This will translate to $277 million after tax. The American insurer had already announced its figures for April, which were an estimated $632 million. In April, the announcement showed that the Allstate catastrophe losses were a notably higher pre-tax estimated $632 million. That would convert to $499 million after…

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