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Trending Intel: June 2022

Trending Intel: June 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in June 2022. 1. Flood Insurance Flood Modeling & Insurance Perspectives [lgc_column grid=\"20\" tablet_grid=\"20\" mobile_grid=\"100\" last=\"false\"][/lgc_column][lgc_column grid=\"80\" tablet_grid=\"80\" mobile_grid=\"100\" last=\"false\"]The U.S. Flood insurance market is being completely revamped with the launch of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating 2.0, which applies risk modeling technology to evaluate exposure. Simultaneously the…

Self-Serve and Swim-Up Pool Bars Make a Splash this Summer

Self-Serve and Swim-Up Pool Bars Make a Splash this Summer

Hotels, resorts and water parks in Michigan could soon be serving guests at “swim-up” pool bars thanks to new bills recently signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The legislation, approved June 14, applies to establishments that already have a liquor license and requires them to have lifeguards on duty and adhere to specific guidelines on drink containers, building materials,…

Hot Dog Filler, ‘Mysterious’ Red Liquid Spill Onto Highway in Recent Trucking Accidents

Hot Dog Filler, ‘Mysterious’ Red Liquid Spill Onto Highway in Recent Trucking Accidents

About 15,000 pounds of hot dog filler spilled onto the highway near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 20 when the driver of a semitractor-trailer lost control of the vehicle and crashed onto the shoulder. The tractor-trailer hit several trees and overturned, leaving the driver and a passenger with minor injuries and a portion of Interstate 70 covered in the pink slime. According…

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Two separate construction accidents in Boston recently caused a stoppage on projects by the region’s largest construction company. According to reports, Suffolk Construction halted work at multiple job sites on May 6 in order to “reinforce safety awareness” after multiple workers were hurt when a former power plant under construction collapsed May 4, followed by an accident at another job…

Cannabis Lounges Bring New Risks to Fast-Moving Industry

Cannabis Lounges Bring New Risks to Fast-Moving Industry

In a growing number of communities around the U.S., new cannabis lounges are offering a social setting where guests can openly use marijuana products. Colorado and New Mexico both saw their first cannabis lounges open in April, Michigan’s first marijuana lounge is set to open this summer, and officials in Nevada are currently discussing how the recently-approved class of businesses…

Property & Casualty Report: Q1 2022 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q1 2022 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

As we enter the long-awaited season of Spring which conjures up thoughts of new beginnings, I draw parallels to the Excess & Surplus (E&S) Insurance industry. Several years of disciplined underwriting, including increased rates, adjusted limit deployment, and careful tweaking of policy language, coupled with a tamping of COVID-19 restrictions is resulting in this renewed sense of optimism. Carriers are…

$80 Million Country Club Fire May Have Started With Construction Work

$80 Million Country Club Fire May Have Started With Construction Work

A fire that destroyed much of a historic country club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, may have been started by construction work involving a propane torch, new video footage suggests. The Feb. 17 blaze at Oakland Hills Country Club caused an estimated $80 million in damage to the clubhouse and was a near “total loss,” according to reports. Video recovered from…

Return to ‘Normal’ St. Patrick’s Day Crowds Could Mean Greater Risk for Bars

Return to ‘Normal’ St. Patrick’s Day Crowds Could Mean Greater Risk for Bars

After two years of cancellations and uncertainty, crowds are expected to be back in full force for St. Patrick\'s Day 2022 in many areas of the U.S. and Canada. Large groups gathered in the streets and in bars for parades last weekend in cities like San Francisco, California, Chicago, Illinois, and Newport, Rhode Island. Establishments are preparing for big crowds…

Ice Dams, Heavy Snow Cause Problems for Property Owners

Ice Dams, Heavy Snow Cause Problems for Property Owners

Heavy snow, built-up ice and fluctuating temperatures have caused headaches and hardships for homeowners and business owners across the U.S. and Canada this winter. In Texas earlier this month, winter storms led to the collapse of a Waco woman’s living room ceiling at the house she was renting and downed multiple trees in Austin, including one that broke through a…

Officials Investigate Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse That Injured 10

Officials Investigate Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse That Injured 10

Cleanup and investigation efforts are underway at the site of the Forbes Avenue Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after the bridge collapsed on Jan. 28. A city bus and several other vehicles were on the bridge when it came crashing down, injuring 10 individuals in a terrifying ordeal that left motorists fearing for their lives. The 447-foot bridge, which was built…

Missing Lab Monkeys Found After Escaping Trailer Crash in Pennsylvania

Missing Lab Monkeys Found After Escaping Trailer Crash in Pennsylvania

Three monkeys were found and euthanized after escaping from the scene of an accident in Danville, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 21 when a dump truck collided with a pickup hauling 100 monkeys in an enclosed trailer. The ​​cynomolgus macaque monkeys had just been flown in from the island nation of Mauritius and were headed to a CDC-approved quarantine facility when the…

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