Tag Archives: Bolivar Peninsula

Resolution for Policyholders in Texas after Ike

Chances are when you take a look at the photo below, you will remember seeing this imagine after Hurricane Ike. Texas Bolivar Peninsula residents, Warren and Pam Adams, evacuated for Hurricane Ike, and returned to their home the only one standing amid massive devastation. Various news reports featured their property and the Adams residence came … Continue Reading

Is One Practical Answer to Many Coverage Disputes Involving Storm Surge Versus Wind to Raise National Flood Limits and Underwrite Insurance to Value Properly?

As we have seen with the Katrina and Wilma litigation, courts will enforce the anticoncurrent causation clause, standard in most all risk and wind insurance policies. Many who suffered total losses could not fully recover because they did not have adequate flood insurance. Generally, policyholders with insufficient flood coverage limits fall into three categories: Those … Continue Reading

Part 2: Hidden Causes of Hurricane Damage: Meteorologist Rocco Calaci Explains That Hurricanes Are More Than Just High Winds And Water

(*Chip Merlin’s Note–Rocco Calaci has been a noted meteorology expert witness in the Katrina Legal Wars. After meeting him at a recent FAPIA Convention, I invited him to write a series of guest blogs. Click here to read Part 1 of this guest blog) Is a hurricane only wind and water? (Part 2) (Rocco Calaci) … Continue Reading

Hurricane Ike – The Forgotten Disaster

The national media can be fickle. Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula. Those communities and people in them are suffering as much as those in Louisiana and Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. Yet, I have seen little in the national media regarding this story. The Houston Press ran an excellent article, Hurricane Ike’s Wake, detailing … Continue Reading