Tag Archives: Rocco Calaci

The Emotional Toll of Hurricanes

Brian Malone is a dear friend and a Bahamian whose immediate family is about to have a horrific experience caused by Hurricane Dorian. Brian’s parents and relatives live in Hope Town on the Abaco Islands which is part of the Bahamas. Category 4 and 5 hurricanes are terrible freaks of nature, but living through 24 … Continue Reading

Rocco Calaci – Is Rocco the Best Meteorologist?

Insurance companies and their attorneys bet they can beat me for a living – they are professional litigators and have a frequent motive to deny or underpay claims. My firm and I are in their way from profits and bad publicity for their manner of delay and denial way of life in the insurance claims … Continue Reading

Tornadoes, Tornadoes, Tornadoes

(*Chip Merlin’s Note–Rocco Calaci has been a noted meteorology expert witness in the Katrina Legal Wars. Click here to read his previous guest blogs) Tropical Storm / Hurricane / Tropical Storm Isaac is gone, but it generated numerous tornadoes along the East Coast; from Florida to the Carolinas, in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. In my … Continue Reading

Tropical Storm Isaac Update

From my home office, the weather is beautiful: sunny skies and a light breeze blowing through the palm trees. Yesterday was also a picture perfect day in most of Florida, but the Bay area is now under a Tropical Storm Watch as all eyes keep a close look on Isaac. The nice morning weather we … Continue Reading

Hurricane Watching on the Internet

Guessing where a hurricane is heading is not an exact science. Those predictions are much better today than in the past due to better hurricane modeling. Via television, everybody can get constant updates on The Weather Channel. As Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches the oil drenched areas of the Gulf of Mexico, I wanted to share a … Continue Reading

Rocco Calaci’s Tropical Update – July 2010

(*Chip Merlin’s Note–Rocco Calaci has been a noted meteorology expert witness in the Katrina Legal Wars. Click here to read his previous guest blogs) In late April and May 2010, I wrote about the La Niña situation in the eastern Pacific Ocean, how it would develop, and its impact on the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. … Continue Reading

Time to Buy Flood Insurance Coverage

Insurance agents should use two recent events to encourage their clients to purchase flood coverage. The recent Nashville Flood is one example of how quick generally unaffected areas can be swamped from rain. The other is the upcoming 2010 hurricane season, which meteorologists seem to predict as a windstorm Armageddon.… Continue Reading

Tropical Storm Erika? – Rocco Calaci Gives His Plain-Talk Interpretation of the National Hurricane Center Bulletin

(*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 his previous guest blogs) (*Note from Rocco Calaci: I started issuing a "plain talk" interpretation of National … Continue Reading

Rocco Calaci Questions Current Models Used to Determine Wind Damage

(*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 his previous guest blogs) Why Rocco Calaci Why do people forget that the atmosphere reacts to weather … 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

Is The Saffir-Simpson Scale Still Relevant

(*Chip Merlin’s Note–Rocco Calaci has been a noted meteorology expert witness in the Katrina Legal Wars. I met him at a recent FAPIA Convention where he presented a speech about hurricanes. I invited Rocco to write on today’s topic after he briefly mentioned it in his speech.) Since the release of the Saffir-Simpson Scale in … Continue Reading
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