Before Hurricane Katrina, before Superstorm Sandy, there was Hurricane Andrew.

Alan Gomez, USA TODAY 10:44am, August 10, 2017 Before Hurricane Katrina, before Superstorm Sandy, there was Hurricane Andrew. The intense Category 5 hurricane, a compact buzzsaw that ripped the roofs off thousands of South Florida homes 25 years ago, was so catastrophic that it led to sweeping changes in the insurance industry, weather forecasting and disaster response. And Floridians…

Miami faces greater hurricane danger than killer storm Andrew, study finds

August 9, 2017 Miami Herald By Jennifer Kay, Associated Press Twenty-five years after Hurricane Andrew struck south of Miami, the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters’ analysis. At the time, the Category 5 storm was the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history, causing more than $26 billion…

Tampa Bay’s coming storm

Story by Darryl Fears, Animations by Kolin Pope July 28, 2017 TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Mark Luther’s dream home has a window that looks out to a world of water. He can slip out the back door and watch dolphins swim by his private dock. Shore birds squawk from nearby nests in giant mangroves. He said it’s hard…

CFO Patronis’ Press Office: As Tropical Storm Emily Drops Rain on Central Florida, Consumers Urged to Remain Alert

For Immediate Release: July 31, 2017   Contact: Ashley Carr (850) 413–2842   As Tropical Storm Emily Drops Rain on Central Florida, Consumers Urged to Remain Alert TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As waves of heavy rain stemming from Tropical Storm Emily cross the central corridor of Florida, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis reminds Floridians to remain…

Commissioner Altmaier Welcomes New Chief of Staff to the Office of Insurance Regulation

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2017   Contact Information: Amy Bogner/Karen Kees (850) 413-2515                       press@floir.com                       Commissioner Altmaier Welcomes New Chief of Staff to the Office of Insurance Regulation   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Yaworsky as the new…