AmWINS Group, Inc. to Acquire The Flood Insurance Agency

AmWINS Group, Inc. (AmWINS), a global distributor of speciality insurance products and services, has reached an agreement in principle to acquire The Flood Insurance Agency (TFIA), a Florida-based managing general agency that specialises in private market flood insurance.  “The addition of The Flood Insurance Agency will significantly increase our capabilities for personal lines flood products,” … More AmWINS Group, Inc. to Acquire The Flood Insurance Agency

Flood Watches as New Storm Targets West Coast of US

A major storm system moving through the central and southern U.S. delivered more than two dozen tornadoes, flooding and heavy snow throughout this past weekend. On Saturday  1st December, at least 22 tornadoes were reported in Illinois, and two were reported on Sunday in Georgia, which also saw almost a foot of rain over the … More Flood Watches as New Storm Targets West Coast of US

Hurricane Florence: Makings of Extremely Dangerous Meteorological Event

Evacuations have been ordered as the US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence – in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades. South Carolina’s governor ordered the evacuation of its entire coastline while North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency. Officials say Florence is now a category four … More Hurricane Florence: Makings of Extremely Dangerous Meteorological Event

IMERG Examines Flooding In Southern Texas From Space

While Tropical Storm Bud was lashing parts of western Mexico and causing flooding that extended into the American Southwest, a tropical disturbance was spinning over the Gulf of Mexico and straddling southeastern Texas. This system sat in place for almost a week bringing extremely heavy rainfall and causing a flash flood emergency. More than 15 … More IMERG Examines Flooding In Southern Texas From Space

1000 Year Floods – Ellicott City, MD, US Experiences 2 in 2 years!

On Sunday May 27th, 2018, parts of Ellicott City, MD, USA experienced between 5.36 inches and 10.38 inches of rain in about three hours, causing flash flooding in the city. In the storm of 2016 Ellicott City was hit by 6.5 inches of rain, causing flash flooding. According to the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra … More 1000 Year Floods – Ellicott City, MD, US Experiences 2 in 2 years!

Death Toll In Southern California Mudslides Rises To At Least 20

The death toll from Southern California’s devastating mudslides has reached 20 after another body was discovered.  On Tuesday 9/1/18 a rainstorm sent mud and debris coursing through Montecito neighbourhoods and left rescue crews to scramble through clogged roadways and downed trees to search for victims. The mudslide struck a section of the city that is … More Death Toll In Southern California Mudslides Rises To At Least 20

FEMA Encourages Residents & Visitors in Hurricanes’ Paths to Prepare Now

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Maria advances toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Jose approaches the northeastern United States, residents and visitors in potentially affected areas should review their preparations. Always remember, listen to the instructions of state, tribal, territorial, commonwealth, and local officials. As we continue response and recovery operations following Hurricanes Harvey … More FEMA Encourages Residents & Visitors in Hurricanes’ Paths to Prepare Now

Tropical Storm Irma to Strengthen and Track Across Atlantic This Week

While the Gulf Coast continues to deal with the devastating impacts of Harvey, emergency managers in the United States have another tropical threat to monitor by the name of Irma. Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde Islands, an area of thunderstorms has developed enough circulation to gather tropical storm status and … More Tropical Storm Irma to Strengthen and Track Across Atlantic This Week

Early-Season Storms One Indicator of Active Atlantic Hurricane Season Ahead

Today NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active since 2010. Forecasters now say … More Early-Season Storms One Indicator of Active Atlantic Hurricane Season Ahead