Hurricane Sandy a Taste of More Extreme Weather to Come

Nov 3, 2012 Full story: Inter Press Service 6

Hurricane Sandy caused an estimated 50 to 60 billion dollars in damage. Above, a section of Marblehead, Massachusetts during the storm.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 Nov 3, 2012
Good article.
PHD

Overton, TX

#2 Nov 3, 2012
Killing nearly 200 people in the United States,

Nearly?
Just one year ago, Hurricane Irene slammed into New York City, closing its subway system and forcing the evacuation of 370,000 people

Can't be the subway hasn't flooded in 108 yrs.

No not a good article more guess work.
Well that would be a norm for the news media.
Midwestern Hillbilly

Brownstown, IL

#3 Nov 3, 2012
Yeah, and stir in the worldwide earthquakes (Japan, Chile, etc.) that've been powerful to knock the planet ajar on its axis, with only one degree of change enough to effect the jetstreams overhead that carry the weather and are no longer in the former alignment over the continents. This was written about in scientific papers toward the latter month of the Drouth of 2012, with warnings to farm types that this odd "new" weather might be the future "norm".

Drought of 2012 was horrendous for we farmer in the Midwest who try to feed the nation and the world. It was horrendous working long days in 100-108 degree relentless sunshine with pastures parched and dead to the point we were cutting down trees daily for food needs of cattle and sheep (who will happily munch foliage). Hogs will not. And the felled trees will NOT go to waste, BTW.

For ALL of us...weather may become an enemy force. Scary stuff to the point one prefers not to think about it.

And insurance companies will tighten their coverage allowable accordingly. Actuaries are probably working on new tables already.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#4 Nov 4, 2012
Midwestern Hillbilly wrote:
And insurance companies will tighten their coverage allowable accordingly. Actuaries are probably working on new tables already.
You mean, while some businesses fund campaigns to deny AGW, other businesses are working to make money from the results of AGW.

Yeah, I understand that..... america at its best.
Midwestern Hillbilly

Brownstown, IL

#5 Nov 4, 2012
Uh-huh.

Had a neighbor an ins. adjuster who went from So IL to Florida...I think for Hurricane Ivan some years ago. So we got some personal intel and stories back in the day.

Florida has had a spate of serious hurricanes in past decade+ and I believe it was State Farm, who got hammered in policy claims that has kind of pulled out of ins. in Florida.

We were with State Farm for almost 40 years and had quality service. We saw them morph off and become shysterish. You could not run-fast-enough nowadays to get us to return as State Farm clientele.

Any time State Farm (and I'm sure other carriers) had heavy, heavy claims in a geographic area, premiums for all the rest of us catapulted up.

There's a reason some call the USA "corporate fascism". Iffen the shoe fits...WEAR the sumbitch! IMO nowadays a lot of ins. companies that promoted themselves as "good hands" type "neighbors" - there to catch you if you fell, instead have those "hands" in a death-drip around the throats of unfortunate people and use clever clauses in policies to weasle-word out of giving coverage people thought they had.

Sometimes a carefully placed comma in a contract can revere the whole meaning. As I used to counsel people about any contractural agreement:

"Beware of the CLAWS in the CLAUSE." If it seems nasty, and is in there, never believe a seller who sez, "Oh, we've never done that/used that." They have legal-eagle perverts write the contracts. So if it is in there they intend to one day USE it.

Let the ins. buyer BEWARE.

To most corporations nowadays people are merely widgets. Useful idiots. To some...useless eaters.
PHD

Overton, TX

#6 Nov 5, 2012
Midwestern Hillbilly wrote:
Uh-huh.
Had a neighbor an ins. adjuster who went from So IL to Florida...I think for Hurricane Ivan some years ago. So we got some personal intel and stories back in the day.
Florida has had a spate of serious hurricanes in past decade+ and I believe it was State Farm, who got hammered in policy claims that has kind of pulled out of ins. in Florida.
We were with State Farm for almost 40 years and had quality service. We saw them morph off and become shysterish. You could not run-fast-enough nowadays to get us to return as State Farm clientele.
Any time State Farm (and I'm sure other carriers) had heavy, heavy claims in a geographic area, premiums for all the rest of us catapulted up.
There's a reason some call the USA "corporate fascism". Iffen the shoe fits...WEAR the sumbitch! IMO nowadays a lot of ins. companies that promoted themselves as "good hands" type "neighbors" - there to catch you if you fell, instead have those "hands" in a death-drip around the throats of unfortunate people and use clever clauses in policies to weasle-word out of giving coverage people thought they had.
Sometimes a carefully placed comma in a contract can revere the whole meaning. As I used to counsel people about any contractural agreement:
"Beware of the CLAWS in the CLAUSE." If it seems nasty, and is in there, never believe a seller who sez, "Oh, we've never done that/used that." They have legal-eagle perverts write the contracts. So if it is in there they intend to one day USE it.
Let the ins. buyer BEWARE.
To most corporations nowadays people are merely widgets. Useful idiots. To some...useless eaters.
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