Hurricane Alicia slammed Texas 35 years ago this week

HOUSTON (KTRK) — With winds of 115 mph, Hurricane Alicia pummeled the Gulf Coast as it made landfall onto Texas soil on August 18, 1983. Alicia was a Category 3 storm, making landfall on Galveston’s west end near San Luis Pass. In addition to causing over $2 billion in damage, the storm killed 21 people. […]

21st Century Flood Reform Act

The BSA Claims Service Flood Team enjoyed its visit on the Hill with Texas US Congressman Lloyd Doggett to discuss the 21st Century Flood Reform Act and other flood-related issues. We appreciate his time to discuss the FEMA/NFIP re-authorization, a topic of many panels and information sessions at the National Flood Conference this week in […]

In photos: What California’s “fire tornado” left behind

Nothing was typical about the way the Carr Fire tore into the city of Redding, California on July 27. Photos released by the city late last week show an aerial perspective of the devastation caused when it launched its deadly assault on the community of about 100,000. The big picture: This wildfire transformed from an intense […]