Tag Archives: Hurricane Preparedness

Insurance catastrophe teams respond to Hurricane Sally devastation

Hurricane Sally

While Hurricane Sally’s slow pace may have delivered four months of rain in four hours, the GEICO | BoatUS Marine Insurance Catastrophe Team is finding that the Category 2 hurricane’s sudden shift to the east just prior to the storm’s September 16 landfall caught many boaters unprepared. “Boats that were homeported in Orange Beach, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, took the brunt ...

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Bipartisan legislation to protect small businesses from natural disasters


U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Angus King (ME-I), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Providing Resources for Emergency Preparedness and Resilient Enterprises (PREPARE) Act. This bipartisan legislation, which matches companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, would allow the Small Business Administration to make low-interest, fixed rate ...

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Hurricane hole: Marina safety & preparedness

By David Gee The word hurricane is derived from “juracán,” which according to Taíno natives in the Caribbean and Central America, were storms spawned and controlled by the goddess Guabancex, also known as the “one whose fury destroys everything.” The scientific name for a hurricane is tropical cyclone. In general, a cyclone is a large system of spinning air that ...

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