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Matt Brady
Public Affairs Director
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Telephone: 202.580.6742
mbrady@namic.org

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Lisa Floreancig
Public Affairs Director
State Affairs

Telephone: 317.876.4246
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NAMIC Updates on Hurricane Matthew

Disaster Bulletins and Directives


South Carolina Governor Announces Additional Evacuations
Gov. Nikki Haley signed an executive order requiring the evacuation of residents of Colleton and Jasper counties with the exception of those critical or emergency response personnel.

Georgia: Deal orders mandatory evacuation east of Interstate 95 for six coastal counties
Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal [Thursday] issued a mandatory evacuation east of Interstate 95 for six coastal counties.

Florida: Catastrophe Reporting for Insurance Companies
In the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster causing catastrophic damage in Florida, it will likely become necessary for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Office to institute a data call for the purposes of collecting claims and other relevant information from insurance companies. Please click here for more information.

South Carolina Governor Announces Evacuations
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced evacuations for certain coastal zones in the following counties: Phase 1 evacuation will begine Oct. 5 at 3:00 p.m.: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Jasper, Colleton and Beaufort counties. Phase 2 will begin on Oct. 6 and will include portions of Horry and Georgetown counties. For more evacuation information, visit the Emergency Management Division’s website.

South Carolina Department of Insurance
The South Carolina Department of Insurance has issued Bulletin 2016-07 relative to the licensing of temporary, non-resident adjusters. It is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

NAMIC Media on Disaster Related Issues



Disaster Updates


GOP lawmakers, McCrory say session on Matthew unneeded now
Republican legislative leaders agreed Wednesday with Gov. Pat McCrory that there's no need for the North Carolina General Assembly to reconvene now to address …

South Carolina: Catastrophe Claims Town Hall Meeting in Beaufort
A Catastrophe Claims Town Hall Meeting will be held in Beaufort on Oct. 13, providing residents an opportunity to meet with Insurance Director Ray Farmer and staff to discuss insurance matters relating to the damages resulting from Hurricane Matthew.

Florida: Hurricane Matthew Disaster Resource, Information
The Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Consumer Services has created a Hurricane Matthew Disaster Resources and Information page on its website.

South Carolina: DOI Hosts Catastrophe Claims Center in Bluffton
The South Carolina Department of Insurance will host a Catastrophe Claims Center in Bluffton, SC Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 13th to assist consumers with their insurance questions and claims resulting from Hurricane Matthew.

Florida: Atwater and Altmaier to Tour St. Augustine Damage and Meet with Insurance Executives about Insurance Response Efforts
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier will join legislative members, local leaders, and insurance company executives to tour Hurricane Matthew damage in St. John’s County. Following the tour, participants will meet to discuss the insurance industry’s claims-handling response.

Citizens to open EOCs along Space Coast to handle Matthew Claims
Citizens Property Insurance Corporations is opening two emergency operations centers (EOC) along the Space Coast to assist our policyholders recovering from Hurricane …

Call Citizens First following Hurricane Matthew
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is urging its policyholders to protect themselves from assignment of benefit scams and abuse by calling …

Consumer Alert: Managing the post-storm insurance claims filing process
As Hurricane Matthew continues to impact Florida, residents affected by the storm will soon begin the process of surveying damages to their property and …

Following Hurricane Matthew, Report Losses Quickly and Protect Yourself from Potentially Unlicensed Individuals
Following the landfall of Hurricane Matthew, many Floridians are now beginning the process of notifying their insurance carrier of damaged property and items …

South Carolina: Making the Claims Process Easier: What Consumers Should Know When Faced With a Loss
As we work to recover from Hurricane Matthew, there are steps you can take to help make the recovery process go more smoothly. “Many areas of our coast have …

Hudgens Reminds Hurricane Victims How to Seek Help for Insurance Questions and Problems
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants Georgians to know that his office is ready to assist them in their recovery …

Matthew downgraded to post-tropical cyclone
Hurricane Matthew was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Sunday morning but still had some dangerous fight left in it, dumping more than a foot …

Florida picks up the pieces after Hurricane Matthew
Two days of torrential rain, hurricane force winds and historic storm surge accompanied Hurricane Matthew as it raked Florida’s east …

Matthew triggers severe flooding North Carolina as it exits
A deteriorating Matthew was stripped of hurricane status Sunday morning and began making its exit to the sea after unloading more than a foot of rain on North Carolina and …

Flooding Hits Jacksonville as Hurricane Matthew Nears
In St. Augustine just south of Jacksonville, about half of the 14,000 residents have refused to heed evacuation orders despite warnings of an eight-foot …

Hurricane Matthew: Live updates
The damage in Florida -- Here's a look at some of the damage that Matthew did Friday in coastal east-central and northeastern Florida -- a state where more than 1 million customers were left …

Hurricane Matthew blamed for 4 US deaths, sparks flash-flood fears
Floridians along the Atlantic coast were coping Friday with rising water as Hurricane Matthew drenched the state with rain and as strong winds pushed waves …

Florida: Consumer Alert: Managing the Post-Storm Insurance Claims Filing Process
As Hurricane Matthew continues to impact Florida, residents affected by the storm will soon begin the process of surveying damages to …

Hurricane Matthew: What will the economic damage be?
Hurricane Matthew, which slammed into Florida Thursday and threatens Georgia and South Carolina, could deliver a potentially devastating economic wallop to one of the country’s most vibrant …

Hurricane Matthew's eyewall nears Cape Canaveral: What we know now
Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful storm to threaten the Atlantic coast in more than a decade. Here's what we know now about the powerful …

Hurricane Matthew hammers Florida coast; more than 300,000 without power
Hurricane Matthew lashed the Florida coastline Friday morning leaving more than 300,000 homes and businesses without power, as the Category 3 storm threatened to unleash winds of 120 mph and punishing …

Hurricane Matthew grows to Category 4 storm: Florida prepares for an assault
The National Weather Service warns that Hurricane Matthew may hit the Orlando area with winds more powerful than what it faced during Hurricane Charley in …

Hurricane Matthew Could Leave Behind Nearly $15B in Florida Economic Losses
Hurricane Matthew has thousands fleeing the U.S. Southeast where it’s expected to batter the coastline and threaten electricity supplies to more than 1 million people in Florida. Potential …

Gov. Haley gives update on evacuations, preps for Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew strengthened to a Category 4 storm, and its projected path is the central east coast of Florida, with it expected to bring major flooding to the South Carolina coast.. She said the evacuations in Charleston and Beaufort counties continue. Haley said 175,000 people …

Florida Issues Informational Memorandum on Hermine deductibles
Informational Memorandum OIR-16-07M was issued Oct. 3 regarding the deductible applicable to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hermine damage claims.

Southeast 'On Alert' for Hurricane Matthew; Florida Gov. Rick Scott Activates National Guard as Preparations Begin
As Hurricane Matthew churns through the Greater Antilles, authorities in several Southeastern states are making plans should the storm decide to take aim at ...

Hurricane Matthew: US evacuations begin ahead of storm
Hurricane Matthew likely won't strike the US for another day -- but after seeing its devastating impact on Haiti, many are not taking ...   

Hurricane Matthew Closes in on the Bahamas; Destructive Strike on Florida's East Coast Likely
Hurricane Matthew is now back over warm water north of Cuba, and will rake through the Bahamas and appears likely to be a strong hurricane strike for a sizable swath of Florida's Atlantic...  

Southeast in potential path of Hurricane Matthew
The Lowcountry began bracing for Hurricane Matthew on Monday as the devastating storm approached Haiti. Computer models and forecasters began to track its path closer to the South Carolina coast, with some runs suggesting a Florida landfall while a leading model put landfall near the North Carolina ...

Grand Strand in Matthew’s cone of uncertainty, forecasters say path unclear
National Weather Service forecasters show Hurricane Matthew tracking further west and say the threat scenarios now include a direct hit of the Category 2 storm in the Carolinas ...

Gov. Scott cancels Cabinet meeting to monitor Matthew
The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday warned boaters to start preparing for Hurricane Matthew, and Gov. Rick Scott announced plans to visit the state’s emergency operations centers along Florida’s …

Florida preparing as Hurricane Matthew's path shifts closer to coast
Hurricane Matthew's path has shifted closer to Florida's east coast and officials say residents should start preparing. The storm started to pick up speed overnight ahead of making landfall about 7 a.m. in southwestern Haiti as a powerful Category 4 hurricane …