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9 hrs ago | Business Journal

GSA looks to expand contract program to ease disaster response

Hurricane Ike slams ashore in Galveston, Texas, in 2008. A proposed rule from the General Services Administration could make it a little easier for companies to get supplies and services during such a disaster into the hands of those who need them most.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Galveston, TX

15 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

Galveston oysters have suffered a string of bad luck since Ike

Alejandron Muniz, left and Javier Zendejas work aboard Jeri's Seafood oyster boat Miss Britney on a reef in Galveston's East Bay, in Smith Point, Texas.


Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Life, Food, Seafood, Smith Point, TX, Point, TX, Hurricane, Weather

19 hrs ago | KTRH-AM Houston

New Hurricane Maps Unveiled For 2014

The 2014 hurricane season is still well over a month away, but federal officials are already planning some new approaches to this year's storm season.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Rhome, TX, Weather, Bolivar Peninsula, TX

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Florida, Georgia And Texas Appraisal Update: Is Causation A Coverage...

In most jurisdictions, underlying coverage issues must be resolved prior to invoking appraisal in a first-party property claim.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters

Tue Apr 15, 2014


New hurricane forecast maps to show flood risk from storm surge

When the Atlantic hurricane season opens June 1, national forecasters will roll out a new feature: color-coded and broadcast-ready maps to graphically show the potential for flooding from storm surges.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, The National, Entertainment, Television, Weather, Galveston, TX

Sys-Con Media

Most Americans incorrectly believe wind speeds determine hurricane evacuation

The survey found that a vast majority of Americans, 84 percent, mistakenly base their life or death evacuation decisions on the hurricane category and/or wind speed.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Non-Profit, Tornado, Weather

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Hill

Help Legal Services help people

A mother in Washington state went to court for a domestic violence protection order.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, FEMA, US News

Railroads Filling Void as Oil Pipeline Falls Short

While efforts to move crude oil to Texas via the controversial Keystone pipeline have drawn the most attention, rail companies are seeing a surge in business transporting large amounts of crude oil by train.


Related Topix: Texas, West, TX, 9, Hurricane, Weather

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WTVN-AM Columbus

A research group says the number of large-scale power outages doubled from 2003 to 2012.

The number of major power outages in the United States has doubled since 2003, according to a report from Climate Central.


Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane

Thu Apr 10, 2014


County staff plans for the unthinkable04/10/14 Sarasota County staff...

For Sarasota County staff tasked with drafting the area's Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan, Hurricane Ike is a sobering reminder of the destructive power of hurricanes.


Related Topix: Sarasota County, FL, Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters, Siesta Key, FL, Lakewood Ranch, FL

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Business Insurance

Injured claims adjuster found drunk on beach denied workers comp

A claims adjuster cannot receive workers compensation benefits for a head injury he mysteriously suffered while on a Texas beach because he was intoxicated at the time of his accident, a Washington state appeals court has ruled.


Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Hurricane, Weather

The Jersey Journal

Greenwald slams Sandy grant program at meeting with business owners in Highlands

Tax payer money used to pay ineffective case workers managing the Stronger NJ Grant Program was money wasted, state Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald said during a meeting with business owners in Highlands yesterday morning.


Related Topix: Highlands, NJ, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Small Business, Personal Finance, Asbury Park, NJ

Tue Apr 08, 2014


Woman's quest to solve mystery spawned by Hurricane Ike



Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Houston, TX, Chambers County, TX, Home Listing, Home

Mon Apr 07, 2014


Sharknado returns! Protect your city with these tips

With these nuggets of advice from Siemens, cities can better prepare themselves to survive a great-white-shark attack from the skies -- or a host of other disasters.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Insurance Journal West

Texas Windstorm Insurer Sued for Passing on Ike Costs to Policyholders

A Corpus Christi man is suing the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association for hundreds of millions of dollars because he says it improperly passed on costs to policyholders like him after Hurricane Ike in 2008.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Celia

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Wind insurer sued over post-Ike policyholder costs

The association is the state's insurer of last resort for homeowners and businesses that cannot find commercial insurance because of the risk of hurricanes or severe storms.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather

American Reporter

The WilliesIS it All Over but the Crisis?

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- A front-page New York Times photo update of their Website at 5:10 p.m. last Sunday led off with this sad caption: "Thousands of people who refused orders to evacuate were feared stranded across a swath of Texas.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather

Fri Mar 28, 2014


Plattsburgh Woman Assisting in WA Landslide Recovery

The death toll in Washington state continues to climb after the devastating landslide in the mountain town of Oso, WA last week.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Hurricane, Weather

Tue Mar 25, 2014

USA Today

First storm, now this: Galveston faces new challenge

Still recovering from the devastating effects of economic rebuilding after Hurricane Ike, Galveston gets a new disaster: an oil spill Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY.


Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Hurricane, Weather, Boat Disaster, Galveston County, TX

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Business Journal

Lone Star Flight Museum to get $7.6 million from FEMA for relocation

Pictured: The Lone Star Flight Museum's distinctive F4U Corsair over Galveston Bay.


Related Topix: Houston, TX, FEMA, US News, Hurricane, Weather