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18 january 2021

06:30
Severe weather across Canada continues to highlight the financial costs of a changing climate to insurers and taxpayers. The noteworthy severe weather events of 2020 include the Fort McMurray flooding and Calgary hailstorms. Insured damage for severe...


12 january 2021

10:05
The ravaging wildfires throughout California have destroyed root systems and de-stabilized land. Thus increasing the potential of destructive mud flows and erosion, commonly referred to as "mudslides", that are expected throughout the winter season....


6 january 2021

15:55
Five months following catastrophic Hurricanes Laura and Delta, Southeast Louisiana parish residents still suffer; including insured policyholders. Insurance companies have not acted in good faith leaving policyholders with denied, delayed and...


4 january 2021

16:35
In response to a significant winter storm, the governor of Oklahoma has declared a state of emergency for thirty-nine counties in the state. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross), Inc. is expediting access to care for members who may...


2 january 2021

11:49
CIBC announced today it is donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in Croatia, following the devastation caused by the recent earthquake.  "The earthquake in Croatia has created an urgent need for aid and support...


24 december 2020

05:10
This month, California Casualty provided a $5,000 check to CTA's Disaster Relief Fund. The CTA Disaster Relief Fund is a separate, special fund for members of CTA through voluntary contributions from CTA members, and through CTA fundraising drives...


21 december 2020

14:22
The Moore Bahamas Foundation ("Moore Bahamas") today announced its fourth and final $300,000 grant for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery. Today's announcement brings Moore Bahamas' total contributions to $1 million, and completes its pledge on...


18 december 2020

14:35
After a three-year recovery and rebuilding effort, the associates at Hyatt Residence Club Dorado, Hacienda Del Mar located in Dorado, Puerto Rico, are excited to welcome back owners, members and guests to this beautifully renovated oceanfront resort...


15 december 2020

09:07
2020 has been a challenging and difficult year, and the record-breaking and record-setting Atlantic hurricane season certainly didn't help matters.  Two weeks before the official start of hurricane season on June 1, Tropical Storm Arthur formed off...


10 december 2020

16:15
As California grapples with the wildfire risk across the state, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today shared the latest science-based guidance to reduce wildfire risk during a California Department of Insurance workshop. Roy...


9 december 2020

06:00
Many of the states most at risk from climate change are also the least ready to deal with it, according to a new report from researchers at Trust for America's Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This group of states faces...


3 december 2020

17:00
The severity of wildfires ? and the devastation they leave in their wake ? is no secret to those who live in fire country, and preparing homes and properties to help protect against their damage is imperative. However, this can be an overwhelming...

15:30
The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) today announced the four finalists selected for the FLASH 2021 National Weatherperson of the Year award, an annual honor recognizing an outstanding weatherperson for leadership in promoting...

12:04
Juvare, the leader in critical incident preparedness and response technology, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Safety & Disaster Response (PSDR) Competency status. This designation recognizes that Juvare provides...

09:00
Global Weather Oscillations (GWO) and Global Weather Cycles (GWC) issue hurricane predictions for 11 United States zones stretching from New England to Texas, and two prediction zones for the Lesser Antilles. GWO also conducts interactive outlook and...

08:54
Today, the American Red Cross is recognizing Truist Foundation, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, for supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief through the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) with an annual grant of $1 million. Thanks to...

08:00
The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library received a LYRASIS Catalyst Fund grant in 2019 to create a publicly-editable directory of Georgia's Natural, Cultural and Historical Organizations (NCHs) to enable quick retrieval of critical...


2 december 2020

12:11
The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) today launched CONVINCE USAsm, part of a global project to increase understanding of factors that influence people's willingness to accept new COVID-19...


1 december 2020

13:10
With the official close of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Georgia Power crews responded to more than 26 severe weather events that impacted Georgia, in a record-breaking hurricane season. The 2020 season ended with Iota, the 30th named storm of...

11:31
Trimble announced today it is partnering with Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes military veterans alongside first responders and community members to help communities prepare, respond and recover from disasters and humanitarian...


30 november 2020

11:09
Facing down a mysterious, deadly disease, caregivers across Geisinger's hospitals have grappled with a harrowing inundation of patients battling COVID-19. A 30-minute documentary, "Five Days in May ? Inside the fight against COVID-19," offers a raw,...


25 november 2020

13:31
U-Haul® is offering its 30 days of free self-storage disaster relief program to residents affected by the severe storms and tornado that slammed the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex on Tuesday night....


24 november 2020

08:54
Facing a relentless disaster season, families in the U.S. have spent more nights in emergency lodging in 2020 than in any other year over the past decade....


23 november 2020

13:39
The Lafayette City Police Department and an interagency task force joined a survey firm to deal with extensive damage caused by California wildfires that were raging in August and September. One of these, "the CZU lightning complex fire" caused a...


22 november 2020

08:54
In response to a wildfire, the governor of Nevada has declared a state of emergency for Washoe county. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross), Inc. is expediting access to care for members who may be affected. ...


19 november 2020

19:25
President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, shared before the G-16 representatives an overview of the current situation of the Central American country after it was battered by two major storms in less than 15 days....

14:00
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting partners in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as they respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Eta. They are providing food, shelter, bedding and other emergency supplies to communities that have...


18 november 2020

11:21
Eurofins Viracor, a leading infectious disease testing laboratory for more than 35 years, announces the launch  of several combined tests which detect COVID-19, influenza A/B, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The combined SARS-CoV-2 Plus Flu...

09:00
In the aftermath of the devastating East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Colorado wildfires, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Rocky Mountain Insurance Association are providing Coloradans with recommendations to avoid contractor fraud while...

07:32
The IVP Air heated filtration system is an affordable, mobile, plug-and-purify device designed to eliminate SARS-CoV-2, anthrax spores and other airborne contaminants through a heated filter that does not impact the temperature of the ambient indoor...


16 november 2020

16:42
In response to Tropical Storm Eta, the governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency for all counties in the state. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross), Inc. is expediting access to care for members who may be...

16:31
As Hurricane Iota bears down on Central America, expected to land as a devastating Category 5 storm, a team from Lutheran World Relief in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, is already responding to immediate needs of vulnerable families suffering from...

09:00
The CARESTAR Foundation today announced the Feather River Health Foundation / Adventist Health Feather River as the 2020 recipient of the Leighton Memorial Grant....


13 november 2020

12:00
A study released today by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) finds that...


11 november 2020

08:00
After a devastating, record 500 year flood, made worse by two dam failures, the Village of Sanford Michigan along with other nearby communities suffered from hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, many homes and businesses were completely...


10 november 2020

18:28
In response to Tropical Storm Eta, the governor of Florida has declared a state of emergency for eight counties in the state: Broward, Collier, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue...


6 november 2020

14:16
https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2021/Protect-Your-Family-Before-and-After-Hurricane-Eta As Hurricane Eta threatens several states, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to be prepared for power outages...

13:06
In operation since 1922, the 30-acre Berkeley Tuolumne Camp in the Stanislaus National Forest welcomed more than 4,000 campers annually for fun-filled activities and traditions. Tragically, the camp was largely destroyed by the devastating Rim Fire...


5 november 2020

15:00
As an essential business since the pandemic was declared, Trader Joe's has prioritized creating a safe working and shopping environment every day. To do this important work we have developed, and continue to develop, effective procedures that meet or...


4 november 2020

18:00
ClimaCell, the world's leading All-in-One Weather Intelligence Platformtm, reports that the 2020 hurricane season has broken the previously held record for the most named storms ever.  Thanks to Hurricane Eta, which formed over last weekend, the 2020...

16:45
The safety and well-being of Canadians remains the Government of Canada's top priority as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The federal government is taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continues to look ahead...


2 november 2020

13:49
Georgia Power has restored power to 99% of customers, more than 806,000, impacted by Hurricane Zeta. More than 4,000 Georgia Power personnel, with assistance from out-of-state utilities, were mobilized as part of the company's restoration effort....

13:30
(S&P Global Ratings) Across U.S. public finance, extreme weather events can have greatly varied credit impacts. When events such as hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes occur, market participants want to understand the potential short- and long-term...

12:12
In response to Hurricane Zeta and the ongoing impact of Hurricane Delta, the governors of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi have declared new or extended existing states of emergencies for impacted counties in their states. Blue Cross Blue Shield...

10:00
Clarity Movement Co. announced today a new partnership with Blue Forest Conservation. Blue Forest and partners will leverage Clarity's air quality data platform to better understand, quantify, and manage the public health impacts of wildfire smoke....


1 november 2020

18:34
As of 5:30 p.m. today, Georgia Power has restored power to more than 97% of customers, approximately 798,000, impacted by Hurricane Zeta. In addition to Georgia Power crews, the company has contractor personnel from out-of-state utilities working...

09:52
As of last night, Georgia Power has restored power to more than 95% of customers, approximately 785,000, impacted by Hurricane Zeta. In addition to Georgia Power crews, the company has contractor personnel from out-of-state utilities working with...


31 october 2020

18:35
Duke Energy as of 5 p.m. ET today had restored power to nearly 90 percent of the company's more than 500,000 North Carolina and South Carolina customers who lost electricity Thursday at the height of Tropical Storm Zeta....

18:23
Georgia Power continues restoration efforts and has already restored electric service to more than 750,000 customers following Hurricane Zeta. In addition to Georgia Power crews, the company has contractor personnel from out-of-state utilities...

13:34
Georgia Power continues restoration efforts and has already restored electric service to more than 700,000 customers following Hurricane Zeta. As of 1 p.m. Saturday, approximately 68,000 customers are without power across Georgia. The company is...

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