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Hurricane Sandy: Four Class Action Lawsuits Allege Insurers Manipulated Software to Underpay FEMA Flood Claims

Excerpt of an article from the International Business Times: New York and New Jersey homeowners whose properties flooded during Hurricane Sandy filed a series of class action lawsuits on Friday, leveling a new set of fraud allegations — this time, involving manipulated software programs — against insurers and the federal government. Continue reading

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TAU Study: U.S. Hurricanes Begin in Western Africa’s Atmosphere

Excerpt of an article from the Jewish Business News: A new study published in Geophysical Research Letters by Tel Aviv University‘s Prof. Colin Price and his graduate student Naama Reicher of the Department of Geosciences at TAU’s Faculty of Exact Sciences finds most hurricanes over the Atlantic that eventually make landfall in North America actually start as intense thunderstorms in Western Africa. Continue reading

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Radar Plays Key Role in Detecting Tornadoes

Excerpt of an article from the Tallahassee Democrat: Radar is for more than popping popcorn and cooking hot dogs. Florida is near the top in the number of tornadoes that visit states each year. This does not even include their more benign cousins, water spouts. Continue reading

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Weak El Niño Expected to Influence Spring in Louisiana, Help During Hurricane Season

Excerpt of an article from The Advocate: El Niño is back. That means Louisiana is looking at a colder, wetter spring, but also, maybe, the promise of fewer hurricanes this summer. Continue reading

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FEMA Awards $2.4 Million for Hurricane Isaac Recovery

Excerpt of an article from Fox 8: FEMA recently awarded more than $2.4 million in Hurricane Isaac recovery money to Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish. Continue reading

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Hurricane Katrina 10 Years on: Hard-Hitting Pictures Reveal Tragic Legacy of New Orleans Disaster

Excerpt of an article from the UK Mirror: Abandoned houses marked with X, homeless people and drug addicts begging on the streets – this is the tragic legacy of Hurricane Katrina 10 years on. Continue reading

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Better Prepared? What Meteorologists Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Excerpt of an article from NJ Spotlight: October 29, 2012, seemed like just another day for Ron Krauss and his family. The Halloween decorations were up at their Union Beach home, and though Sandy was approaching, Krauss wasn’t terribly worried. Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Victims Allege Engineering Report Alterations

Excerpt of an article from Aljazeera America: Victoria Marvelli and her husband, Al, thought they had finally made it. Just two days before Christmas in 2011, they closed on their dream home, nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac right on the water in the quiet coastal town of Seaford, New York. Four months later, they were married. Soon after, Marvelli, 34, became pregnant with their first child, Anthony. Continue reading

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How Hurricane Technology Can Reduce Risk Uncertainty

Excerpt of an article from Artemis.bm: Risk models are an important tool for evaluating risk and responding to impending events. Reinsurance, Insurance Linked Securities and catastrophe bonds are dependent on assessing risk in susceptible locations like Florida and the U. S. Gulf of Mexico coast. Continue reading

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Communicating a Hurricane’s Real Risks

Excerpt of an article from Phys.org: A hurricane is heading toward the coast. Weather forecasters predict strong winds, massive waves and intense rainfall. But what does that mean for you? Will your neighborhood be flooded? Should you evacuate? Continue reading

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