About Hurricane Laura

Prior to making landfall in the US, Laura had produced serious damage and took nearly two dozen lives across Hati and the Dominican Republic. As it was moving through the Gulf of Mexico, Laura quickly grew from a Category 1 to a Category 4 within 24 hours. In the early morning of August 27th, Hurricane Laura made landfall to the US Coast as the seventh named storm to do so this hurricane season.

At landfall, Hurricane Laura had wind speeds of up to 150 mph, causing mass construction along the border of Texas and Louisiana.

What’s Next?

A couple of days after the storm had passed, President Trump toured the damage in Orange, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Mr. Trump vowed assistance for both cities, saying in Texas that “we’ve never seen anything like” the force of the storm. He said that FEMA would deliver 400,000 liters of water and 200,000 meals for those who were affected by Laura.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that he has declared a disaster in 62 counties and their priorities are “power, water, evacuees, assessment.”

Residents and business owners have finally started to return to the area to assess the damages. Power and water outages are still affecting tens of thousands of people across the area, with no Return Date near.Helping Texas in the wake of Hurricane Laura 2020

How You Can Help

The following organizations have set up individual campaigns dedicated to those who have been affected by Hurricane Laura. Donate and volunteer as you are able!

Were you or someone you know affected by Hurricane Laura? Not sure where to start? Contact ICRS today!

According to the catastrophe risk modeling firm, Karen Clark & Company, the total insured losses from Hurricane Hanna could reach up to $350 million.

What does the estimate include?

Karen Clark & Company reported the estimate includes the privately insured wind and storm surge damage to residential, commercial/industrial properties and automobiles. The estimate does not include the National Flood Insurance Program losses.

Hurricane Hanna Damages

Hurricane Hanna brought high wind speeds to southern Texas and had over 200,000 customers without power.Hurricane Hanna Damage Insurance Claims

Low to moderate levels of wind damage was sustained throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Damage to signage and lightweight structures, such as gas station pavilions and marinas, were relatively common as well.

Other forms of damage included roof and siding damage with rare instances of more severe structural damage. Corpus Christi, Port Mansfield, McAllen, and other coastal towns all experienced storm surge flooding to residential and commercial buildings.

To read about Hurricane Hanna, check out our blog, “Hurricane Hanna Hits Southern Texas”.

To check out the original article from the Insurance Journal, click here.

About Hurricane Hanna

After several days of uncertainty, Hurricane Hanna made landfall as a Category 1 on July 25, 2020, hitting Padre Island the hardest. After landfall, the storm traveled southwest and weakened rapidly due to interaction with mountainous terrain and by July 26 had weakened into a tropical storm as it passed into Mexico.

Corpus Christi, Port Mansfield and many other coastal towns also experienced storm surge flooding to residential and commercial buildings from the hurricane.

Hurricane Hanna Damage

Hundreds of thousands of residents and business owners across southern Texas prepped for the storm damage to come, however, they couldn’t prepare for everything.

Hurricane Hanna was the first hurricane and the fourth U.S. landfalling storm of the 2020 North Atlantic hurricane season.

Losses

The latest reports have stated that insured losses from Hurricane Hanna will reach close to $350 million.

High wind speeds left more than 200,000 customers without power in South Texas, while low to moderate levels of wind damage were sustained throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Due to the high wind speeds, damage to signage and lightweight structures were relatively common. Additionally, damage to roofs and siding as well as several instances of structural damage have all been reported.

Downed power lines and trees caused road closures across Southern Texas. As of 1 p.m on Monday, July 27th, the American Electric Power Texas, one of the state’s largest electric providers, reported more than 58,000 power outages in Corpus Christi, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley alone.

Have you suffered from damages caused by Hurricane Hanna? Contact us today!

As Hurricane Florence gathered strength and churned toward the U.S. East Coast, the National Hurricane Center warned Monday that conditions could be life-threatening. Storm surges are expected on the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, along with major flooding that could be fatal. Hurricane-force winds are also predicted in the Carolinas.

But how does Florence compare to recent hurricanes that hit the U.S.?

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Which Came First: the Chicken, the Egg or the Hurricane?

While debates wax and wane in newspaper headlines, the harsh reality for thousands of policyholders in the wake of Hurricane Katrina centers around an age-old issue: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Or in this case, is it the wind damage or the tidal surge?

 

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Do you feel most insurance companies pay their claims fairly and promptly?

We recently learned nearly 40% of all Business owners, 52% of Business Interruption, and 26% of all other Commercial Property insurance claims from Harvey were closed with no payment. See page 12 in the link below from Texas Department of Insurance: Texas Department of Insurance Hurricane Harvey Data Call

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  • As of the data reporting date 10/31/17, Hurricane Harvey generated about 717,000 claims.
  • Insurers have made about$7.7 billion in claim payments (paid losses), and insurers estimate they will ultimately pay out a total of $19.4 billion.
  • Over 85 percent of all commercial property claims were in the Coastal Bend and Houston.
  • Thousands of these claims were either closed with no payment or are still open.
  • The charts and data below are excerpts from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Hurricane Harvey Data Call related to Commercial Property insurance claims.

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  4. Your insurer has not paid your business interruption claim properly.
  5. Your insurer has not performed a proper investigation.
  6. You have not documented your claim damages.
  7. Your contractor is not getting anywhere with your insurer. Note: Contractors are not licensed in Texas and are not authorized to negotiate insurance claims. Your insurer knows this and will not settle claims with contractors.
  8. You are considering suing your insurance company but are concerned about the New Texas Insurance Claim Laws that went into effect on September 1, 2017.
  9. You feel like your insurer has utilized abusive bad faith or underhanded insurance claim handling practices to delay and underpay your claim.
  10. You are considering or your insurer has invoked appraisal.
  11. You feel stuck or overloaded. Don’t get caught up in the claim game. Strongly consider retaining ICRS to represent your interests. We are ethical, experienced, licensed, headquartered in Texas, and large loss specialists who consistently increase the insurer’s initial settlement offers. We have settled millions of dollars for the commercial property owners and management companies since Harvey made landfall.

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Not many people can say their dream came true in a week. But that’s what I watched happen Thursday as a team of police investigators I’ll call the TDI Fraud Unit aka “Roof Squad” traveled through tornado-ravaged Rowlett and stopped anybody who looked like a roofer.

TDI Fraud Unit aka “Roof Squad” is made up of three men wearing POLICE on their shirts and carrying guns, badges, and handcuffs.

They ask a lot of questions. Who are you with? Where are you from? Do you have a permit?

“Donde Esta el jefe?” one squad member asked a group of roofers atop a house in Rowlett.

Where’s the boss?

Squad leader Lt. David Taylor gets the boss on the phone. Turns out his workers reroofing a house are doing so illegally. El jefe forgot to get a city permit.

Oops. It’s that easy.

A week ago, I announced my intention to push for a state license for roofers and contractors. As part of that, in my ideal world, there would be a Roof Squad. Yes — even in anti-regulation Texas. Corrupt industries deserve tough anti-corruption measures.

And for at least one week, my imaginary Roof Squad is suddenly real. Soon they’ll go back to chasing people who burn cars for insurance money. But this week, in Rowlett and Garland, these guys are doing the Lord’s work.

Who are they?

The Roof Squad was dreamed up in Austin three weeks ago by the Texas Department of Insurance. This is its first run.

That’s not its real name, but I like it better than the Texas Department of Insurance fraud unit.

There are a couple of dozen insurance fraud investigators for the state. Last year, TDI received 15,000 complaints. You do the math. Busy chaps.

The best part is that roofers are not the sharpest shingles in the box. They don’t realize as they are being interrogated by TDI police that the state insurance department has no regulatory authority over them.

Because roofers and contractors are not licensed in Texas, most need only a driver’s license and a customer to function. Skills and trustworthiness are optional.

The bosses at TDI figured they’d put their guys out on the street and make a little noise. Show some presence. Show they care about protecting Texans. I like it.

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Superstorm Sandy victims say they’ve been denied insurance. Should they be getting payouts? CNN’s Deb Feyerick reports.
Watch video http://cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2012/11/27/tsr-pkg-feyerick-sandy-insurance-claims.cnn.html

Hurricane Irene was the “Perfect Storm” for insurers, but in a very different sense of the term. The weakened storm that spared New York City from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst. Read Entire Story

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