Flooded vehicles have finally stopped arriving at the Royal Purple Raceway east of Houston. Some 23,000 now await processing and retitling to be auctioned off for parts or to be scrapped. That is just one of several insurance industry salvage locations where more than 422,000 insured vehicles damaged by Harvey have been taken for processing. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), these totals surpass the number of claims that resulted from Hurricane Katrina (approx. 300,000) and from Superstorm Sandy (250,500).
In addition, more than 215,000 claims have been filed following damage to vehicles from Hurricane Irma in Florida.
These insured vehicles will be processed and rebranded with a salvage title and sold at online auctions to dismantlers who will save usable parts or have the vehicle crushed and sold for scrap.
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DIY Network® heads south to the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of the Gulf Coast for the 10th season of Blog Cabin, the first-ever interactive home-building series based on a very simple idea: “You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It!” Beginning today, fans can take a virtual tour of this Gulf Coast escape in Panacea, Florida, to see all its amazing features, including this year’s fan selections.
From Monday, August 8, fans can enter the sweepstakes each day through September 26, for a chance to win the DIY Network Blog Cabin™ Giveaway 2016, including the fully renovated and furnished home, $50,000 provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans® and a 2016 Mazda CX-5.
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Crystal Lagoons broke the record for the “World's Largest Crystalline Lagoon” with the completion of its latest project in Egypt.
Twelve Crystal Lagoons totaling 250 acres will be the centerpiece of the $5.5 billion dollar, 1,850-acre development in Citystars Sharm El Sheikh. The record-breaking lagoon is 30 acres of crystal-clear water surrounded by white sandy beaches - perfect for swimming, sailing, kayaking and more.
Citystars Sharm el Sheikh's crystal lagoon get its salt water supply from wells in the middle of the desert that are otherwise useless, allowing for a tropical crystalline lagoon in the desert. In addition, the salt water used in the crystal lagoon features higher levels of purity and will be used for reverse osmosis desalinization processes, lowering the costs of water treatment.
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Even though Colorado State University’s storm-prediction experts anticipate a below-average hurricane season, the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy serves as a sobering reminder to the families along the Mid-Atlantic coast of the importance for families to be prepared for disasters.
Foundation Expert, Steven Gencorelli, P.E. of Danbro Distributors advises that to elevate safely, securing your foundation with a permanent, deep foundation system is the best option. In an interview on October 15th, Gencorelli provided some advice to individuals still struggling to recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.
Gencorelli helped local communities affected by Hurricane Sandy by providing design assistance for damaged structures and contributed to the development of The Sandy Solution™, which uses helical pile technology.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/63264-hubbell-chance-helical-piles-flood-zone-foundation-repair-contractors/
Over the past few years, Qatar has been investing heavily in tourism development, keen to share its unique roots and cultural heritage with the rest of the world. Qatar Tourism Authority's mission is to develop and promote Qatar and its culture, and to strengthen the country's position as a destination of choice. A reflection of this drive towards a wider audience is the recently established Qatar Tourism office in Paris.
Destination Qatar provides a unique and authentic experience to regional and international tourists. Besides the ideal conditions and impressive facilities, Qatar has a fascinating cultural heritage, splendid landmarks, 563 km of sandy coastline, museums hosting some of the region's most impressive art collections, and an array of world-leading sports events.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63494-qatar-tourism-authority-paris-st-germain-partnership
Rebuilding Together is providing free critical home repairs to eligible homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy through our affiliates in New York City, Long Island, Bergen County, Jersey City, and Essex County. As of October 2013, these affiliates have brought together over 3,150 volunteers to complete work on more than 250 projects that assist more than 430 people.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60143-rebuilding-together-web-series-rebuilding-after-sandy
When Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast last October, it not only left thousands of miles of devastation, but it also uprooted the lives of all in its path – including millions of pets.
PetSmart Charities’ Emergency Relief team sprang into action to help more than 60,000 displaced pets in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, West Virginia and Maryland. Sherrie Buzby, a photojournalist for PetSmart Charities and New Jersey native, captured this unique relief effort in photos.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63818-petsmart-charities-historic-pet-relief-effort-hurricane-sandy-anniversary
Last October, the world watched as Superstorm Sandy devastated East Coast shorelines. Almost one year later, the struggle remains for homeowners trying to rebuild. On October 3, 2013, PBS’ Emmy® Award-winning home improvement series THIS OLD HOUSE® premieres a special eight-episode series following three sets of homeowners who are pioneers: they began rebuilding–and raising–their homes on the Jersey Shore just a few short months after the storm.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61641-this-old-house-jersey-shore-premieres-superstorm-sandy-anniversary
Flooding is the nation’s costliest and deadliest natural disaster with hurricane flooding topping the list. On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy caused 72 U.S. deaths and $60 billion in damage, including more than $6.7 billion in flood insurance claims. As the most active part of hurricane season begins and the threat of flooding increases, the National Hurricane Center and Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® offer these five steps to take before floods strike.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62832-national-hurricane-center-and-flash-flood-preparedness-hurricane-season
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor marks the official first day of summer by celebrating the grand opening of its newest slide complex, Big Wave Racer, in support of New Jersey’s “Stronger Than the Storm” campaign. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to aid in the rebuilding of area businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62102-six-flags-hurricane-harbor-big-wave-racer-stronger-than-the-storm-campaign
Weather forecasters are predicting a doozy of a hurricane season with above average activity this year. As many as 18 named storms could impact communities along the coast. Hurricanes Sandy, Irene and Isaac serve as sobering reminders of the importance of families being prepared just in case the unthinkable happens. Preparing now, before the weather turns serious, is a family’s best defense.
So where do you start? Preparation should focus on four key activities, which the whole family can do together.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/61576-allstate-be-aware-and-prepare-natural-disaster-weather-alerts