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Midwestern States Can Suffer Hurricane Damage, Flooding

Excerpt of an article from Farm Futures: University of Iowa researchers say East Coast dwellers aren’t the only ones affected by the impacts of hurricanes – residents of Midwestern states are, too, as hurricane remnants can bring about major flooding in the heartland. Continue reading

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Plaintiff Gives Emotional Testimony in Hurricane Ike Trial

Excerpt of an article from The Southeast Texas Record: A plaintiff claiming his insurer failed to restore his home following Hurricane Ike in 2008 wept on the stand Monday morning, telling jurors he hopes no one will ever have to go through what he went through. Continue reading

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Learning From Hurricane Sandy: LES Ready! Releases Report

Excerpt of an article from The Lo-Down: This morning, a neighborhood coalition known as LES Ready! released a report examining the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy and detailing steps that should be taken to make sure the vulnerable communities along the East River are better prepared for the next storm. The report was prepared by the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center (CDP), Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) and Hester Street Collaborative (HSC), along with other community groups. The findings were unveiled before a packed auditorium of community activists at University Settlement earlier today. Continue reading

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Update: ‘I Thought It Was a Hurricane’

Excerpt of an article from the Tallahassee Democrat: A possible tornado caused damage to the state prison in Calhoun County but left nearby homes unscathed. Continue reading

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South Beach Psychiatric Center Gets $3.6M from FEMA for Hurricane Sandy Repairs

Excerpt of an article from silive.com: A recent dispatch on how CSX Transportation used the federal anti-racketeering law to go after plaintiffs’ attorneys bringing phony asbestos claims prompted a reader to point out some chicanery within the defense bar. Sure enough, there was a story worth telling about insurance claims related to Sandy, the superstorm that did such horrendous damage to the East Coast in 2012. Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Judge in New York Blows Whistle on Insurance Industry Fraud

Excerpt of an article from Bloomberg Businessweek: A recent dispatch on how CSX Transportation used the federal anti-racketeering law to go after plaintiffs’ attorneys bringing phony asbestos claims prompted a reader to point out some chicanery within the defense bar. Sure enough, there was a story worth telling about insurance claims related to Sandy, the superstorm that did such horrendous damage to the East Coast in 2012. Continue reading

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Hurricane Settlement Letters Mailed Out

Excerpt of an article from WWL.com: Letters are going out this week to residents and businesses in New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish and the east bank of Jefferson Parish notifying them they could receive payments ranging from $1 to $463 for flood damage during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The money is coming from a $20 million settlement reached in 2009 with the East Jefferson, Orleans and Lake Borgne Basin levee districts. Continue reading

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The Recovery That Wasn’t: Two Years Since Hurricane Sandy

Excerpt of an article from Vice News: Two years on, tens of thousands of New Yorkers are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, some with homes that remain completely demolished. Continue reading

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Braving a Hurricane for a Fallen Comrade

Hurricane Isabel struck Washington, D.C., hard that night. It was Sept. 18, 2003. I lived in Alexandria, Va., at the time. I rode out the storm reading a book and enjoying a glass of wine. Continue reading

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Mild Storm Season “Best Time to Get Prepared”

Tropical storm Hannah, which formed and dissipated near the end of October, was the eighth named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, on average, the eighth storm is typically named by September 24, putting this year’s season more than a month behind pace. And while the six hurricanes formed is on par with the average, their strength and longevity have been weaker than usual. Barring a November push, … Continue reading

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