How Homes Can Recover From Severe Weather Damage

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: building CoreLogic hailstorm Homes HOUSING primary structure Property Preservation roof maintenance severe weather Tornado Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: CFPB Director Talks Regulation and Debt Collection Next: Fannie Mae Announces Reperforming Loan Sale The first quarter of 2019 racked the Southeastern and Midwest regions of the country with severe weather phenomena such as tornadoes and hail, yet according to data shared during a webinar titled “Investigating Tornado & Hail” by CoreLogic’s Hazard HQ, reports from the first quarter represent only a small quarter of annual reports.”In the longer-term so far through March we were above average for tornado reports and slightly lower than average for wind reports,” said Daniel Betten Principal Science and Analytics. Despite these reports, Betten said that the year has seen the “second-fewest hail reports in Q1 over the last 10 years.”Breaking down the severe weather trends, Betten said that in 2018 giant hail actually impacted very few populated areas.  This despite eight of 2018’s billion-dollar disasters being the result of tornadoes, hail, and straight-line winds according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Looking at some of the most recent severe weather, the experts pointed out that the costliest hail storm so far in 2019 occurred in Frisco, McKinney, and Allen, Texas, with early estimated losses in $300-400 million range.The most recent severe weather was felt on April 13, with over 40 confirmed tornadoes, nine fatalities and dozens of injuries and significant hail in the Southeastern region of the country.According to Holly Tachovsky, CEO, BuildFax, the cost of home repairs, especially to primary structures such as roofs can go up exponentially after being impacted by severe weather such as tornadoes or hail. Citing a study conducted by Buildfax on the impact of the six most damaging hailstorms in the U.S. between 2016 and 2018 on properties, Tachovsky said, “Roof maintenance spikes following hail events with repairs that help in recovery from hail damages taking an average of 5.4 months.”However, she pointed out that these weather hazards also impact secondary structures, which can result in additional costs for homeowners, or in case of REO properties to the servicers or property preservation specialists.For servicers, insurance companies, and property preservation firms looking to identify the probable damage areas to properties before a severe weather occurrence, Rose Hancock, Senior Leader, Client Delivery at CoreLogic said that technology such as hail forensics and roof age data can help in identifying properties that had the potential to get damaged during a hailstorm or tornado.At a recent DS News webinar, experts discussed areas where technology is helping property preservation companies to identify cost-effective and timely solutions to protect and preserve homes. They pointed out that the data being used in property preservation at present helped companies understand the story that each house had to tell as well as  “proactively manage anything that can go wrong.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / How Homes Can Recover From Severe Weather Damage Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. How Homes Can Recover From Severe Weather Damage Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 17, 2019 1,587 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago building CoreLogic hailstorm Homes HOUSING primary structure Property Preservation roof maintenance severe weather Tornado 2019-04-17 Radhika Ojha Subscribelast_img read more

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Fantastic Foxes off to a flyer

first_img Press Association Miguel Layun’s early opener looked set to snatch all three points for The Hornets as Romelu Lukaku and Arouna Kone missed golden chances to equalise for the home side. Ross Barkley finally fired a long-range equaliser in the 76th minute and despite substitute Odion Ighalo putting Watford back in front seven minutes from time, Kone fired a second equaliser three minutes later. But there was a harsh lesson for Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth who dominated for long periods at home to Aston Villa before visiting substitute Rudy Gestede grabbed the only goal of the game in the 72nd minute. The party mood was shattered at Goldsands Stadium when Gestede – signed for £6million from Blackburn last month – rose to head home an Ashley Westwood corner just 15 minutes after coming off the bench. A late disallowed goal from Cameron Jerome denied Norwich the chance of a point as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Carrow Road. Wilfried Zaha and Damien Delaney put the Eagles in charge before Nathan Redmond hauled the home side back into the game in the 66th minute. Jerome thought he had levelled matters in the 70th minute but his overhead kick was controversially ruled out for dangerous play and Palace debutant Yohan Cabaye went on to confirm the visitors’ win with a cool finish in injury time. Ranieri, who replaced Nigel Pearson in the summer, watched Jamie Vardy head an early opener before a brace from Algerian Riyad Mahrez put the buoyant Foxes out of sight before half-time. Mahrez, who signed a new deal at the club last week, missed two fine chances to complete his hat-trick before Jermain Defoe gave Sunderland a glimmer of hope by firing past Kasper Schmeichel. Marc Albrighton put the seal on Leicester’s win in the 66th minute and despite Steven Fletcher’s late consolation it marked a worrying start to the season for Dick Advocaat’s men. Louis van Gaal’s new-look Manchester United kicked off their campaign with an unconvincing 1-0 win over Tottenham in the lunchtime kick-off at Old Trafford. Kyle Walker stabbed the ball into his own net to hand the points to the home side, who gave run-outs to five debutants including goalkeeper Sergio Romero. Romero replaced regular number one David de Gea who watched from the stands after Van Gaal claimed he was not able to focus following interest from Real Madrid. Memphis Depay, arguably the most impressive of the United new boys, played a key part in the counter-attack which led to Walker’s unfortunate goal. The Spurs man prodded the ball past his own keeper Michael Vorm in the 22nd minute after Depay and Ashley Young combined to set up a shooting chance for Wayne Rooney. United had looked rusty up to that point with Christian Eriksen missing a good chance for Spurs, but Van Gaal’s men held on to win a low-key opener with relative ease. Watford fared best of the top-flight new boys after a flurry of late activity saw them earn a 2-2 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. Claudio Ranieri marked his return to the Barclays Premier League in style as Leicester built on last season’s stunning survival mission by thumping dismal Sunderland 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.last_img read more

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18th Milo Basketball Championship Enters Conference Stages

first_imgAlmost 9,000 Secondary Schools began the journey but only 74 are left standing as the 18th edition of the Milo basketball championship enters crucial stages.Now split into four geographic groups, the 37 boys teams and 37 girls’ teams who emerged state champions will compete in round-robin tournaments to determine those which teams go even further.Action begins in Lagos today as the National Stadium in Lagos, which hosted the grand finale in the last 17 years, now hosts the Western Conference Games. The matches will run until Wed. May 4, 2016.Participating states are Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Edo, Oyo, Osun, Delta and Ekiti states. Ilupeju Grammar School and Wesley Girls Secondary School, will be representing Lagos State while Greater Tomorrow Int’l College, Akoko will be representing Ondo State in the boys category. Henson Demonstration School and Idia College are the qualifiers from Edo State while Oyo State Champions are International School Ibadan and Yejide Girls’ Grammar School. Other qualifiers for the Western Conference are Good Tidings Secondary School, Oshogbo and Regina Mundi Girls’ School, Iwo who qualified from Osun State while Delta State is being represented by Osadenis Mixed Sec. School and Ugborikoko Secondary Schl, Asaba .Two schools from the capital city, Ado Ekiti , Ado Grammar School and Anglican High School will represent Ekiti State and Ogun State champions Greenlands International Academy and Adedokun International School of Abeokuta complete the number.The Conference matches will run back-to-back with the Central Conference matches holding in Ilorin between May 5 and 12 while Confluence Conference matches will hold in Lokoja from May 13 to 20, 2016The Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu will host Equatorial Conference games between Saturday May 21 and 27, 2016For 18 years, the Nestle Milo Basketball Championship has remained the nation’s flagship grassroots competition which gives the Nigerian youth the opportunity to showcase their basketball skills.Unlike the game of football which is dominated by the boys at the secondary schools level, Nestle Milo carefully chose the game of basketball to ensure both boys and girls get the same experience in the game and that more, importantly, they get the right foundation for development.The President FIBA Africa Zone 3, Col. Sam Ahmedu (rtd) confirmed that Nigeria is already reaping the dividends of the Nestle Milo Basketball Championships in schools.“Take a close look at the line up in our national teams- both men and women- you will observe that the products are from the Nestle Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship”.Ahmedu recalled that what started 18 years ago as Nestle Milo Basketball Clinic later metamorphosed into a full-fledged championship.According to Nestle’s Category Manager Beverages, Mr. Femi Akintola, “sport is a great teacher and children’s participation in sports helps set the foundation for a solid future. They learn determination to succeed, discipline to persevere and many more life values by participating in sports. We will continue to provide them this platform”The grand finale of this year’s championship will hold in Asaba, Delta State and outstanding players will be invited for the top 50 camp by Nestle in Lagos in September.The camp will be conducted by top NBA coaches to be led by Toronto Raptors’ General Manager, Masai Ujiri. A selection of players from the tournament will eventually represent Nigeria at an international tournament to be decided by the NSSF.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Watch: Japanese runner finishes marathon relay with broken leg

first_imgRei Iida has won over the internet with her never-say-die attitude after the Japanese runner crawling on her hands and knees for 700ft (around 213m) of her of leg of a marathon relay, after fracturing her leg in a fall.Iida, a 19-year-old university had finished most of her 2.2-mile (approx 3.5km) section of a corporate ‘ekiden’ (street) race in Fukuoka Prefecture.Video footage from the race shows Iida falling and fracturing her right leg on a gentle bend, before crawling on all fours along with the relay slash firmly grasped in her hand.Her team mate was also seen waiting for her partner, all bruised and bloodied at her knee and palms, as tears rolled down her cheeks.Iida was then helped back up by the race organisers, who came under attack for not intervening. She had reportedly asked “how many meters are left until my goal?” when approached by a race judge.After she completed the race, she was taken to the hospital and is expected to be out of action for around four months.Reports from local media claim the Iida’s team had withdrew from the race after hearing of her fracture. But unfortunately for Iida, their decision was not communicated to Iida before she began crawling.last_img read more

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COOMERA COMETS TOUCHED BY CANCER CHARITY EVENT RECORD

first_imgCoomera Comets Touch Association has announced a record fund raising total from it’s fourth annual “Touched by Cancer” Carnival held at Coomera Sport Park, Beattie Road Coomera on the 29 October 2006.  $6871 was raised for the Gold Coast Prostate Cancer Support and Network group from the one day tournament that has now become a permanant fixture on the Gold Coast community calandar.Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke was on hand as the special guest to make presentations to the winning teams.The 36 mixed teams who enthusiastically took to the fields had a great day of spirited competition and enjoyed the fun and friendship associated with this fantastic charity event.Local businesses united with tournament founder Carol Baumber and her band of committed volunteers at the Coomera Touch Association to raise awareness and much needed funds for education, prevention, and treatment of a condition that affects the lives of so many.Coomera Comets Touch Association President Carol Baumber was thrilled with the outcome of the event, which was supported by the South Queensland Region, Queensland Touch, and Touch Football Australia.“This event was a huge success because of  support and sponsorship from local businesses. Whilst this  event is primarily to create community awareness about Prostate Cancer, it has also raised the profile of the businesses that supported it. The opening of our new fields in 2007, will only increase the size of the tournament and the potential to raise even more funds for such a worthy cause.” Baumber said.$1000 was also raised for local schools and the Coomera community supported the event with over 1000 spectators attending the poular competition.Coomera Touch Association will open their new complex and fields on Saturday 24 February 2007 and plan a gala opening ceremony to celebrate the consolidation of the sport and their association in the local community. The fifth annual “Touched by Cancer” Carnival will be held on 28 October 2007.last_img read more

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LINEBREAK Special Offer

first_imgRelated Fileslinebreak_edm_v6-pdfRelated LinksLINEBREAK Offer NRL Touch Football’s official compression partner, LINEBREAK, is pleased to announce that the Touch Football Australia range of product is available online now. To view the product range, please click on the following link – http://www.linebreak.com.au/TFA-Compression-Range-s/1839.htm. Enter your unique code TFA25 at the cart to apply your TFA member pricing discount.Benefits of LINEBREAK Compression;·         Graduated compression increases blood circulation and allows muscle recovery post exercise·         Moisture management·         Antibacterial properties·         UPF50+ Sun protection·         Flatlock seams to reduce chafing for greater comfort·         Knitted waistband for ultimate support and comfortStay tuned to the TFA website for more great deals from LINEBREAK. last_img read more

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9 days agoArsenal boss Emery played Ozil, Mustafi in Reading friendly

first_imgArsenal boss Emery played Ozil, Mustafi in Reading friendlyby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery fielded a strong XI for Tuesday’s friendly with Reading.The match was Mark Bowen’s first as new Royals manager.The game finished 2-2, with Sam Baldock netting both of Royals’ goals.The former Brighton man had given Reading the lead, before an Arsenal team – which included senior pros Mesut Ozil, Ashley Maitland-Niles, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi – hit back.Baldock had the last laugh though as he claimed his second goal to earn Royals a draw. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Sister looks alleged killer in the eyes

first_img(APTN National News reporter Kenneth Jackson walks with Cindy and Darrin Murch as they leave an Ottawa court room Thursday where the man accused of killing Cindy’s sister Pam Kosmack June 4, 2008 made his first court appearance on two murder charges.) By Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsBefore the man accused of killing her sister left an Ottawa court room Thursday he stopped and looked Cindy Murch in the eyes.Murch stared right back.“I didn’t blink,” she said, her eyes still glistening from the tears she wiped away from seeing Marc Leduc, 56, for the first time after learning he is accused of killer Murch’s older sister Pamela Kosmack, 39, June 4, 2008. Her body was found next to a west end bike path. She had been choked to death.Leduc also faces first-degree murder charges in connection to the death of Leanne Lawson, 23. Her body was found downtown Ottawa and lived at a local shelter.Police said she was involved in the sex trade and said the same about Kosmack.The family takes offence to this.“She wasn’t a prostitute. She didn’t need money. Her family helped her out,” said Cindy’s husband Darrin Murch.Kosmack had her own apartment and was a mother.She hit dark times when getting shingles and was prescribed Oxycontin painkillers. She got hooked.A few weeks before she died she attempted to get treatment but couldn’t find a bed.The Murch’s sat in the front row of the court room Thursday to get a good look at Leduc.“Let him see your eyes. He already knows me,” Darrin whispered to Cindy. Darrin works at the local detention centre where Leduc as been since November on charges of sexually assaulting a young women at knifepoint. The woman was able to wrestle the knife away and flee.She is lucky to be alive police said.When Leduc entered the room he was disheveled with grey hair and beard. He kept looking at someone across the room.Police linked Leduc to the two murders through DNA as reported Wednesday by APTN National News.When Leduc sat down Cindy broke down in tears wiping them away with a Tim Horton’s napkin.“It’s OK sweetie,” Darrin whispered to her again this time putting his hand on her knee to comfort her. “It’s OK.”Darrin didn’t take his eyes off the man police alleged killed his sister-in-law known in the family as “the Rose.”Police held a press conference after the court appearance but wouldn’t release any new information. They said the investigation is on-going.They are trying to link Leduc to other murders in the city. Two of them were First Nation women.Jennifer Stewart was found stabbed to death in the Vanier suburb in August 2010. Kelly Morrisseau was also from Vanier but was found stabbed to death in Gatineau across the river in December 2006.She was seven months [email protected]@afixedaddresslast_img read more

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Kinder Morgan CEO says recent events confirm Trans Mountain may be untenable

first_imgPrime Minister Justin Trudeau flew back to Ottawa last Sunday to meet with both premiers to try solve the impasse, but the meeting ended with no clear resolution.Trudeau said after the meeting that the federal government was prepared to financially back the pipeline, and he had directed Finance Minister Bill Morneau to sit down with the company to discuss the matter.Kean confirmed on the call that discussions have begun, but said he was not going to make any details public until a definitive agreement has been reached or the discussions have ended.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of Kinder Morgan says events in recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the Trans Mountain expansion project.Speaking on an earnings conference call, Steve Kean said the company suspended work on the project earlier this month because the investment may be “untenable for a private party to undertake,” and that events in recent days have “confirmed” those views.The political wrangling around the project has significantly escalated since Kinder Morgan halted work, with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley pushing to restrict oil shipments to British Columbia while B.C. Premier John Horgan stands firm in his opposition to the project.last_img read more

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RBI to launch new Rs 20 notes this is what they look

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India will soon be issuing new Rs 20 notes. The notes will come in a greenish yellow colour and will be a continuation of the Mahatma Gandhi series. The new notes will have a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage, a press release by the RBI said. The new Rs 20 note will be launched in a greenish yellow colour. While the base colour of the note will have be Greenish Yellow, it will have “other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse”. At the same time, the press release also clarified that the previous banknotes in the denomination of Rs 20 issued by the RBI will continue to be legal tender. Apart from a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre of the note, it will also have the denominational numeral 20 written in Devnagari script. The new notes will also have the Ashoka Pillar emblem on the right, Mahatma Gandhi portrait and electrotype (20) watermarks, a number panel with numerals growing from small to big on the top left side and bottom right side on the front. On the reverse, the notes will carry the year of printing on the left, the Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan, the customary language panel, and a motif of the Ellora caves.(Inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img read more

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