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Articles by Hail.org

April 16, 2014
Hail Reports – Texas
.tco-text {font-size:18px; color: #FFF;padding-left:15px;}.tco-container{height:95px; width:450px;background-color:#3586FF;} Follow us on TwitterFollow @PDRintel !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Hail Storm – Texas Reporting 9 storms in 1 states. Check out the latest Hail Pictures. Storm #1 Location: NAVARRO, TX Hail size: 2″ County population: 49440 County income: $32262 Find: Dealerships, Body Shops and Hotels near 1 N CORSICANA, NAVARRO, TX Storm #2 Location: BLANCO, TX Hail size: 1.75″ County population: 9250 County income: $43264 Find: Dealerships, [...]
April 14, 2014
Hail Reports in NE, KS, MS, OK, TX, AR, IA, MI, WI, MN,
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April 9, 2014
Hail Report – Missouri, Louisiana
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April 7, 2014
Hail Report – Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Florida
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April 4, 2014
Hail Reports – Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee
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Articles by Property & Casualty 360

April 20, 2014
More, Bigger Wildfires Hit Western U.S. in Last 30 Years: Study
The western U.S. has seen more and bigger wildfires over the last 30 years, a trend expected to continue as temperatures rise and droughts become more severe, according to a new study.
April 20, 2014
Future Shock: Recruiting the Insurance Industry’s Next Generation
Organizations devoted to recruiting and cultivating young talent are ensuring the industry's future — and these efforts matter far more than you might think.
April 20, 2014
Anatomy of an Arson Case
A Michigan appellate court decision affirming a jury’s conviction of Audrey Devonne Pruitt on charges of arson of a dwelling home, burning of insured property, and insurance fraud, illustrates how fire investigators, insurance companies and prosecutors put an arson case together.
April 18, 2014
5 Tornado Prep Tips for Businesses
Tornadoes can appear suddenly, leaving people with only a few hours of warnings in order to prepare for their potential danger. Zurich offers five tips for businesses to prepare their employees and property against the destructive force of tornadoes.
April 18, 2014
The Week in Damaging Weather
Last week was a busy one for weather forecasters and insurance adjusters across much of the country’s midsection, as severe thunderstorms brought large hail, flooding and damaging winds to the Midwest, Great Plains and Southeast, injuring more than a dozen people.

Articles by Weather.Com

Climate Lottery- Spring 2014 Contest
*A special note: Dr. Masters has kindly offered a free 10-year membership to wunderground (worth $100) for the winner of the spring 2014 ...
Climate Lottery- Mega Ball Ranking of 2013
*A special note: Dr. Masters has kindly offered a free 5-year membership to wunderground (worth $100) for the winner of the spring 2014 C...
Climate Lottery- Mega Ball Ranking of 2013
*A special note: Dr. Masters has kindly offered a free 5-year membership to wunderground (worth $100) for the winner of the spring 2014 C...
Climate Lottery- Mega Ball Ranking of 2013
*A special note: Dr. Masters has kindly offered a free 5-year membership to wunderground (worth $100) for the winner of the spring 2014 C...
Climate Lottery- Mega Ball Ranking of 2013
*A special note: Dr. Masters has kindly offered a free 5-year membership to wunderground (worth $100) for the winner of the spring 2014 C...

Articles by Independent-Adjuster.com

March 26, 2014
Utah Sponsors Radical Bill to Modify Third Party Motor Vehicle Liability
Phillip A. Crimaldi, Director of Operations at Peak Claims contributed to this article. Utah Sen. Gene Davis (bill sponsor) and Rep. Brian King (floor sponsor) intend to radically change third party motor vehicle liability in their state that will have…
March 4, 2014
A Lesson in Adjusting Insurance Claims – Courtesy of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway
This is a guest post by Phillip A. Crimaldi of Peak Claims in Denver, Colorado. There are, undoubtedly and for whatever silly reason, some of you who don’t like Warren Buffett, a/k/a “The Oracle of Omaha”.  There are some of…
March 4, 2014
The Insurance Claim Nightmare – 104 Car Pileup in Denver – Where do you start?
Denver's 104 car pile up on I-25 raises questions and concerns about Fault Liability and Sovereign Immunity. With a lack of major precipitation, we wonder if this is an appropriate time to test whether the department of transportation could be held liable failure to reasonably clear and maintain the roadway.
February 24, 2014
Flooding the Market with Useless Prospects: CAT Adjusters and Training
The insurance claim adjusting market is overly populated with generally useless prospects. This articles aims to provide a common sense outlet to the stacks of resumes which are likely to end up in the circular file.
February 24, 2014
Restaurant Liability: A “Family Affair”
This article discusses the "work-family" that's commonly found in restaurants and liquor establishments, and how it plays into insurance claim investigation.