Was there any other way to do the arithmetic? Expedited Claim Handling Process
Would that have included litigation cases from cat losses in “2005” not signed, settled and sealed until 2008? Delay, Deny and Deceive shows up on your balance sheets sooner or later. (CLS)
If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?
What would really be interesting to know is what was said (not written) to the WYOs about the process. We may find out is some of the litigation still pending on the coast. I guess my point is, if standards were “relaxed”, did the gummint really want the WYOs to go through a lengthy battle of what is wind and what is flood?(Sampson)
I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, Sir, because I’m not myself you see.
Sampson, I wondered what was said, too. In fact, before I could write the scheme in its published form, I had to create a connection. Obviously, I didn’t intend to publish it; but, since I have the keys to this place, I can lock it back up.
August 29, 2005. almost daylight. somewhere…Someone had started fresh coffee and anyone who had slept in their chair began to move as the smell filled the air and the rest of the group starting coming into the room.
His head was still down on the table but he’d opened his eyes and could see one set of hands working quickly to remove the remains of the evening and another putting a mug of fresh coffee in front of him. Out of the corner of his left eye, he could see the bottom of the big screen and the CNN logo.
He had just begun lifting his head when he heard the muffled cheer and a voice across the table saying, “maybe Katrina won’t be so bad after all, it missed New Orleans.
First landfall was on the southeastern coast of Florida four days earlier. At 4:00am CST on the 29th, Hurricane Katrina was 90 miles south-southeast of New Orleans and 120 miles south-southwest of Biloxi with maximum sustained winds are 150 mph. At 6:10am CST, the hurricane made a second landfall south of Buras, Louisiana.
Uncertain of when in the late night discussion he had reached the point that he couldn’t fight sleep any longer, he eased his head back down and whispered, “thank you Jesus” before sitting up taking a look. One sip of coffee and a look around the table later, he said, “Let’s begin”. The discussion continued until just before 10:00am when the group paused long enough to watch as Katrina came on land again and delivered a second punch to Mississippi.
The eye crossed the coastline again at 10:00am with the most dangerous part of the storm, the eastern eyewall, hitting the Mississippi coast at the Mississippi – Louisiana border.
“A double hit and a hard one, too, means we’re fucked for sure now,” came from someone near the other end of the table. “Not like we’d be if this bitch had hit New Orleans””, quickly followed from somewhere on his right. He had no time to talk about what didn’t happen, the damage on the Mississippi coast was going to cost a fortune and that was going to be a problem – a growing problem. Katrina was heading inland with no surge behind the powerful winds plowing her path.
Discussion picked up as they went back to work and continued until the caterer began setting up lunch. Shortly after 1:00 he had his hand on the desert tray when he heard Mayor Nagin’s brief mention of a reported levee breach and lost his appetite.
It was too early for the people he had in place to start calling with damage reports, so he pulled down the map and they started following the storm and looking at their potential exposure along the path. Around 4:00 his phone rang. The voice on the line said, “I just overheard someone say Senator Lott’s place was gone and his wife’s sister lost her place, too. Got ’em both. I thought you’d want to know, the sister is married to Dickie Scruggs.”
I’ll stop there for now and see if I made a note when I read something “new” about the expedited claim handling process.