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Karen Clark & Company Introduces WindfieldBuildera
"The transparency of WindfieldBuilder allows for proper external peer review and puts companies at a competitive advantage relative to peers using only the traditional vendor models" Already installed with top ten P&C insurers and global reinsurers, WindfieldBuilder enables these sophisticated companies to create realistic windfields for storms of ... (more)
Sat May 18, 2013
Group to help again with hurricane reconstruction
With the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and more recently Hurricane Ike in 2008, New Orleans has suffered severe damage.
Galveston's Next Wave
I've always loved Galveston, and now I have a local connection. My boyfriend's grandmother, Alba Collins, grew up in a tiny house underneath the island's first wooden rollercoaster in the 1930s.
Thu May 16, 2013
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Texas windstorm insurance bill dies on Senate floor
Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, is blaming Steve Mostyn, the Houston attorney and Democratic mega-donor who in many ways has become the face of windstorm litigation since Hurricane Ike, as the primary reason Taylor's Senate Bill 1700 is dead.
Tue May 14, 2013
New, modern beach homes surface after Hurricane Ike
September 13, 2008 is an unpleasant memory for homeowners along the Gulf Coast. In the overnight hours, Hurricane Ike, knocked on Bolivar Peninsula's door at 110 miles per hour.
Sun May 12, 2013
a Ia m not too old to build another housea
His home, built in 1961, is so structurally unsound that is no longer safe for him to go inside.
Fri May 10, 2013
Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for Harris, Brazoria, Galveston, Chambers counties
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 2 p.m. for Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jackson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties.
Fishermen say Pleasure Island desperately needs piers
It's been almost five years since the north and south levees on Pleasure Island have had fishing piers, and the absence is causing headaches for fishermen like Ronnie Moon.
Wed May 08, 2013
Popular Galveston beach to unveil $1.6M makeover for Memorial Day
After undergoing a $1.6 million reconstruction, Galveston's East Beach will unveil a new pavilion, boardwalk and entertainment stage Memorial Day weekend during a grand re-opening celebration.
Mon May 06, 2013
Galveston fire chief retires
Galveston Fire Chief Jeff Smith on Monday announced his retirement after heading the department for three years.
Sat May 04, 2013
Cain: Local civil engineer is a sharp guy who's all wet
"It's what I do," he said of his 28-year-career in Joliet as a civil/environmental engineer who specializes in wastewater treatment.
Thu May 02, 2013
KPLC-TV Lake Charles
Civic Center's Rosa Hart Theatre to get renovation
At more than 40 years old the Lake Charles Civic Center has no doubt seen better days, especially the Rosa Hart Theatre.
Wed May 01, 2013
Interview with Kevin Shanley on Protecting Our Coasts
You were recently in Washington, D.C. speaking at the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation on improving the resiliency of our coasts in an effort to protect them from increasingly damaging storms and sea-level rise brought on by climate change.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Records sought of La Marque's use of Ike funds
A Houston-area city has been trying to produce records showing how $2 million in federal recovery money was spent after 2008's Hurricane Ike.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
A new area of UTMB being built to higher standards in Galveston Monday, April 22, 2013.
From his 18th-floor law office, Buddy Herz, the head of the Galveston Housing Authority and a lifelong resident of this city, can point out how his view has changed since Hurricane Ike slammed into the island in 2008.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Forecasters release 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season predictions
A number of factors, including higher-than-normal temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean where most tropical storms form, indicate this season we will possibly see an increase in tropical activity.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
New plant handles rain like a champ
Crews worked overtime for two days to make sure drains were clear and ditches were properly diverting water after last week's storm dumped 4.5 inches on the area.
The Orlando Sentinel
Budget cuts pinch Weather Service before hurricane season
This image provided by NOAA taken at 7:10 a.m. EDT Sunday Sept. 7, 2008 shows Hurricane Ike in the lower left.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
Reading music: Best bets for Jazz Fest's books tent, second weekend
Syndey Byrd Ernie K-Doe performing at the Ernie-2K-Doe celebration, December 31, 1999; from 'Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans' The lineup of authors appearing to sign their work in the Louisiana Gulf South Booksellers' Association's books tent during the second weekend of the 2013 Jazz Fest is a diverse group: stop by and chat with a ... (more)
Fed-up Sandy survivors hiring lawyers in insurance-claim fight
After her insurance company told her the damage to the roof of her Lavallette cottage left by superstorm Sandy was minor, Diana Rocco made the recommended repairs.