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Last year was rather quiet when it came to claim handling. Of course, many of you are still contending with the devastation of the 2004-05 hurricane seasons, in as much as a lot of that claimant suffering and destruction is still on the radar.

Now the latest predictions for the 2007 hurricane season are out and the soothsayers are saying, “Beware!” So there you go, East Coast. But their predication track records, to be kind, were way off base for the 2006 season, with not one serious landfall. Yes, there was trouble in Bermuda and some of the Caribbean Islands, but nothing compared to the Gulf Coast fiascos of ’04 and ’05. That was made up for, in part, by the challenges of numerous tornadoes in the Midwest and wild fires in the West. And, at this writing, the Northwest is being battered by torrential rains, snow, and wild winds, all of which will combine to keep adjusters busy in the immediate future.

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