Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall as Category 2 Storm

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Hurricane Sally made landfall this morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 105 mph and higher gusts.  The storm threatens extremely heavy rainfall and catastrophic floods for miles. Triple-I non-resident scholar and Colorado State University atmospheric scientist Dr. Philip Klotzbach gives an update on the storm in the […]

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Ahead of Hurricane Sally’s Rains, Many Lack Flood Insurance

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As Hurricane Sally slowly meanders over the Gulf Coast in the next few days, historical flooding is predicted from rainfall for Alabama and Mississippi. National Weather Service yesterday published a map of areas in Gulf Coast states most at risk for flash floods. Triple-I has estimated the percentage of properties in these counties that are […]

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Hurricane Sally Update: 09/15/20

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Hurricane Sally looks to be a very significant hurricane for the northern Gulf Coast according to Triple-I non-resident scholar and Colorado State University atmospheric scientist Dr. Philip Klotzbach. While the Category 1 storm doesn’t look to intensify much today given relatively strong wind shear and cooler sea surface temperatures (since the storm is moving very […]

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Ordered to evacuate due to Hurricane Laura? You might have insurance coverage for additional living expenses

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Loretta Worters, Vice President Media Relations, Triple-I People who evacuated their residence due to Hurricane Laura may have coverage for additional living expenses under either their homeowners or renters insurance policies. Additional living expenses (ALE), also known as Loss of Use, pays the additional costs of living away from home if you cannot live there […]

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Hurricane Season:More Than Wind & Water

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Under the best of circumstances, the Atlantic hurricane season is a challenging time. Despite improved forecasting and analytical tools, pre-storm communication, and engineering, hurricane-related losses continue to climb. But the 2020 season hasn’t come during the best of circumstances. This extremely active season arrived on the heels of a pandemic that hasn’t ebbed, accompanied by […]

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Hurricane Laura Update: 8/27/2020

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Damage reports from Hurricane Laura are coming in. Lake Charles, La., was especially hard hit, and there are reports of a chemical leak nearby. Laura made landfall near Cameron, La., as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an early-morning bulletin that Laura had weakened to a Category 3 […]

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Hurricane Laura set to develop into Category 4 storm

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The National Hurricane Center forecasts Hurricane Laura to reach Category 4 intensity later today.  A ‘life-threatening’ storm surge of 10 to 15 feet is predicted, one of the worst in years, along with destructive winds. The storm is poised to strike the upper Texas coast and western Louisiana.  Hurricane and storm surge warnings have been […]

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Hurricane Watch: 8/25/2020

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Tropical Storm Laura has been upgraded to a hurricane and is tracking northwest across the Gulf of Mexico.  The system is likely to make landfall on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning possibly in eastern Texas or western Louisiana. High winds, heavy rain and storm surge are expected. If you live along the northern Gulf Coast […]

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