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Manley Fuller: Hurricane Matthew delivers another reminder of life on Florida’s coastline

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Early estimates placed Florida’s total economic damage from Hurricane Matthew in the range of $25-$70 billion. With the weakening of the storm and a track that moved the storm eastward, the estimated damage from the storm dropped significantly, but that should not keep us from acknowledging the real threat Matthew was to Florida. Real estate analytics firm CoreLogic estimates more than 954,000 homes in Florida are at risk of surge damage from a Category 4 storm. If Matthew had turned…

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Fred Karlinsky tapped to give Hurricane Cat Fund update

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As hurricane season gets underway, up-to-the-minute information on Florida’s Hurricane Catastrophe Fund is critical for both insurers and policyholders, which face massive damages in the event of a major storm. Fred Karlinsky, one of the top insurance lawyers in the nation, was again tapped to give the legislative update at the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Annual Participating Insurers Workshop, held last week at the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World. Karlinsky, an industry lobbyist and sought-after expert on insurance-related legislative…

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