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

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

Hurricane Laura Update: 8/27/2020

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 … Continue reading Hurricane Laura Update: 8/27/2020

Hurricane Laura set to develop into Cat 4 storm

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 … Continue reading Hurricane Laura set to develop into Cat 4 storm

Hurricane Delta insured losses estimated at up to $3 billion

Hurricane Delta made landfall in Creole, Louisiana, on October 9 as a Category 2 storm with 101 mph sustained winds and a 9.3-foot storm surge. Landfall in Cameron Parish was within 13 miles of where Category 4 Hurricane Laura made landfall in late August. Delta knocked out power to over 500,000 customers in Louisiana (a … Continue reading Hurricane Delta insured losses estimated at up to $3 billion

Deaths Resulting from Louisiana Hurricanes Underscore Need for Personal Power Generator Safety Awareness

By James Ballot,  Senior Advisor, Strategic Communications, Triple-I On October 1, Hurricane Delta hit Louisiana as a Cat. 2 storm, cutting power to almost 700,000 residents and causing further setbacks to people in that region who were still recovering from Hurricane Laura, the Cat. 4 storm that ravaged the region in late August. Residents in … Continue reading Deaths Resulting from Louisiana Hurricanes Underscore Need for Personal Power Generator Safety Awareness

Hurricane Delta Surges Closer to Gulf Coast

Hurricane Delta is surging closer to the U.S. Gulf Coast and is expected to land on the evening of October 9 somewhere on Louisiana’s southwest coast. Dr. Phil Klotzbach, CSU research scientist and Triple-I non-resident scholar gives an update on Delta in the video clip above. The hurricane has grown in size since yesterday and … Continue reading Hurricane Delta Surges Closer to Gulf Coast

Delta to be 5th Hurricane to Make U.S. Landfall in 2020

Residents from eastern Texas to the Florida Panhandle should prepare for Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall in Louisiana on Friday, October 9. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) warns Delta’s impacts will include destructive winds, torrential rain, life-threatening storm surge, flash flooding, isolated tornadoes and widespread power outages. Delta may intensify to a … Continue reading Delta to be 5th Hurricane to Make U.S. Landfall in 2020

Laura Loss Estimates:
$4 Billion to $13 Billion

This blog post has been updated based on new information received since it was first published on September 4, 2020. Hurricane Laura may have caused as little as $4 billion of insured damage or as much as $13 billion, according to early estimates. Property information, analytics and data provider CoreLogic said residential and commercial insured losses from Hurricane … Continue reading Laura Loss Estimates:
$4 Billion to $13 Billion

Hurricane Watch: 8/25/2020

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 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 you … Continue reading Hurricane Watch: 8/25/2020

Laura and Marco
Set Sights on
Northern Gulf Coast

Tropical storms Laura and Marco are expected to hit the northern Gulf Coast within a few days of each other. Marco was a hurricane on Sunday but has weakened considerably due to strong southwesterly wind shear.  While Marco’s wind threat has diminished, heavy rain of three to six inches, with small areas potentially receiving 10 … Continue reading Laura and Marco
Set Sights on
Northern Gulf Coast