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Matt Brady
Public Affairs Director
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Telephone: 202.580.6742

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Lisa Floreancig
Public Affairs Director
State Affairs

Telephone: 317.876.4246

NAMIC Updates on Hurricane Matthew

Disaster Bulletins and Directives

The South Carolina Department issues Bulletin 2017-10
which allows for the temporary licensing of non-resident adjusters. (Sept. 7, 2017)

North Carolina issues Bulletin 17-B-03
(Sept. 7, 2017)

Procedure for Catastrophic Motor Vehicle Damage Appraisers, and 17-B-02
Procedure for Catastrophic Adjusters. Both bulletins deal with proper identification of personnel. (Sept. 7, 2017)

South Carolina Declares State of Emergency 
Governor's Office (Sept. 6, 2017)

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Hurricane Irma
Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida in response... (State of Florida, Sept. 4, 2017) 

NAMIC Media on Disaster Related Issues

Re: Hurricane Irma (September 7, 2017)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the millions of people who are in the path of this potentially devastating storm. Right now the focus is on safety. We encourage everyone to...

Texas: NAMIC, Trades Submit Joint Industry Statement on the Effects of Reform Legislation, HB 1774 (August 31, 2017)
The amount of misleading and inaccurate information about HB 1774 is causing unnecessary confusion and fear among those already traumatized by Hurricane Harvey. To alleviate these concerns, the insurance industry believes it is...

Insurers Stand Ready to Assist Texans Affected by Hurricane Harvey (August 26, 2017)
Member companies of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies stand ready to assist policyholders affected by Hurricane Harvey. NAMIC represents more than...

Disaster Updates

IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irma; Like Harvey, Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File; Additional Relief Planned (IRS, Sept. 12, 2017)
Hurricane Irma victims in parts of Florida and elsewhere have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments...

Death toll rises to at least 60 in Hurricane Harvey (CP 24, Sept. 4, 2017)
Officials now blame at least 60 deaths on Harvey, the storm that dumped several feet of rain on southeast Texas in a matter of days. Many of those deaths confirmed in 11 Texas counties happened when people were...

Hurricane Harvey rebuilding at critical point ‘when we move from response to recovery’ FEMA (Sandhill Express, Sept. 5, 2017)
Hurricane Harvey rebuilding at critical point ‘when we move from response to recovery’ FEMA Texas cities and towns hit by Hurricane Harvey are at a critical point in recovering from the storm and catastrophic flooding, and the Federal Emergency Management...

Florida declares state of emergency as Hurricane Irma intensifies to a Category 5 storm (Washington Post, Sept. 5, 2017)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has declared a statewide emergency in response to Hurricane Irma, a roiling storm that intensified into “an extremely...

Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 5: Puerto Rico, Florida brace (CNN, Sept. 5, 2017)
Hurricane Irma has strengthened into an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 storm, the National Hurricane Center said, threatening to slam into...

Governor Abbott Declares State of Disaster For 30 Texas Counties in Anticipation Of Tropical Depression Harvey Making Landfall (State of Texas, Aug. 23, 2017)
In anticipation of Tropical Depression Harvey making landfall in the Gulf Coast region, Governor Greg Abbott today preemptively declared a State of Disaster for..

Tropical Storm Harvey projected to make landfall as Category 3 hurricane (Houston Chronicle, Aug. 24, 2017)
Harvey was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane early Thursday afternoon as what started out as a weak, disorganized storm continued to strengthen throughout the week...

Above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year
For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal …

Hurricane season kicks off today, and odds are it will be busier than normal
The six-month-long Atlantic hurricane season begins today, and the growing consensus is that it will end up more active than usual …

Nearly 6.9 Million US Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage
It’s no surprise that residential homes in the U.S. located along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are susceptible to damage from storms and hurricanes …