Hurricanes – Gosic http://gosic.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:29:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gosic.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Hurricanes – Gosic http://gosic.org/ 32 32 For some Florida flood insurance policyholders affected by Hurricane Ian, the deadline is approaching to expedite recovery https://gosic.org/for-some-florida-flood-insurance-policyholders-affected-by-hurricane-ian-the-deadline-is-approaching-to-expedite-recovery/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:50:17 +0000 https://gosic.org/for-some-florida-flood-insurance-policyholders-affected-by-hurricane-ian-the-deadline-is-approaching-to-expedite-recovery/

NFIP policyholders with renewal dates from August 25 through October 23 must act

WASHINGTON – Some National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in Hurricane Ian-affected areas of Florida are nearing the deadline to renew their policies without suffering a loss.

NFIP previously announced that certain Hurricane Ian-affected Florida policyholders would be granted a 90-day grace period to renew their policies, instead of the standard 30-day grace period. This means that after the policy has been renewed, the policyholder can make a claim if they have suffered flood damage from Hurricane Ian or any other type of flooding.

The extended grace period applies to policyholders whose flood insurance policy expiry date began on August 25, 2022 through October 23, 2022 inclusive. This means for policyholders whose renewal date was originally August 25th, the deadline to renew their policy is now Wednesday 11/23.

FEMA has identified over 11,000 policyholders in Florida who may still be able to renew their policies due to the grace period extension. FEMA estimates that 220 policyholders have until November 23 to take advantage of the grace period extension.

The extension of the grace period will help thousands of Florida policyholders renew their flood insurance policies without forfeiting coverage. To maximize awareness, FEMA has taken the extraordinary step of going door-to-door advising policyholders of this opportunity, while also directing flood insurance companies and insurance agents to contact them.

There are 26 counties in Florida designated for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program where policyholders can take advantage of the grace period. FEMA encourages all impacted policyholders residing in these counties to expedite their recovery by using the grace period to renew their policies as soon as possible.

As of November 21, more than 45,000 policyholders have filed claims for damage caused by Hurricane Ian. The majority of these claims are located in Florida. The National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $706 million in claims payments to insured policyholders.

Hurricane Fiona

Policyholders in Puerto Rico also received a 90-day extension. The renewal extension applies to policyholders whose flood insurance policy expiry dates began on August 17, 2022 through October 15, 2022 inclusive. As of November 14, there are over 79 policyholders who are still able to extend their flood insurance policy due to the grace period extension. As of November 16, more than 121 applications have been filed in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. The National Flood Insurance Program has paid a total of over $880,000 in claims payments to insured policyholders in Puerto Rico.

Contact your insurance agent or company to renew an expired policy

Policyholders wishing to take advantage of the grace period for either Hurricane Fiona or Ian should contact their representative or insurance company today. Policyholders who do not have their insurance agent or company’s contact information should call 877-336-2627 for assistance. To learn more about filing a flood insurance claim, visit floodsmart.gov.

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Hurricanes need more offensive production from Kotkaniemi https://gosic.org/hurricanes-need-more-offensive-production-from-kotkaniemi/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 19:07:44 +0000 https://gosic.org/hurricanes-need-more-offensive-production-from-kotkaniemi/

After last night’s 3-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, the Carolina Hurricanes find themselves third in the Metropolitan Division with 16 games played.

Just three points behind the division-leading New Jersey Devils and one point behind the New York Islanders with a game in hand.

The season already had its ups and downs but seemed more of a struggle compared to last season’s success.

In the era of salary caps in the NHL, a lot of things have to go your way in order to win a division and finish in the top two of the conference.

One thing is for sure, when you give a player a decent contract, you need the matching success to win hockey games. The Hurricanes are no different in this regard, having limited space on the Cap as a Stanley Cup contender.

Secondary Point Battles

The Hurricanes were led by explosive starts by Martin Necas and Andrei Svechnikov. Both players are over one point per game production.

Sebastian Aho also started the season with just over one point per game with 7 goals and ten assists.

What was problematic at the beginning of the season is the underperformance of strikers like Teuvo Teravainen and Jesperi Kotkaniemi.

Teravainen is now injured although showing signs of life, but Kotkaniemi has not been productive or conspicuous in the first 16 competitions.

That needs to change if the Hurricanes are to fight for the division title and be strong in the playoffs.

Kotkaniemi

The 22-year-old Finnish forward has tremendous ability and was picked third overall in the 2018 NHL draft for that very reason.

During his brief NHL career, Kotkaniemi has shown signs of becoming a star. His biggest showcase was on the biggest stage in the playoffs for Montreal.

With 8 points in 19 playoff games, Kotkaniemi has made a name for himself. This led to his offer sheet of Don Waddell and the Hurricanes.

In his first season at Carolina, it was clear there was a lot more to come from the young forward. In just 66 games, he scored 12 goals and 29 points.

The start of this season was not ideal. In 16 games played, Kotkaniemi has only one goal and 3 points for it.

In the face-off, Kotkaniemi did well, but the necessary differentiator didn’t appear, showing the limits of this offense without him.

If it was worth signing Kotkaniemi, the player needs to start with consistency or the team will continue to run into cap issues.

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The Miami Hurricanes mourn the deaths of Virginia football players https://gosic.org/the-miami-hurricanes-mourn-the-deaths-of-virginia-football-players/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:09:37 +0000 https://gosic.org/the-miami-hurricanes-mourn-the-deaths-of-virginia-football-players/

CORAL GABLES – The entire college football world was shocked by the news that three Virginia football players were killed Sunday night, with the alleged killer himself being a former Cavalier.

UVA wide receiver Lavel Davis Jr., linebacker D’Sean Perry and wide receiver Devin Chandler were killed and two others injured in a shootout. The suspect, former Virginia Walk-On Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., was arrested Monday.

“Only thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Charlottesville,” said Miami coach Mario Cristobal. “Inexpressibly and simply everyone mourns for her. Our hearts mourn. Thoughts and prayers and any support they should ever need from us, they have it.”

Offensive coordinator Josh Gattis said he spoke to Virginia football coach Tony Elliott on Monday morning to offer him his condolences.

“Obviously he’s a strong man of faith but a tremendous tragic loss to have just experienced,” Gattis said. “I just send my heart and thoughts and prayers to the team and the university there.”

Davis and Perry both had Oregon offers from Cristobal when they were recruited out of high school. A native of South Florida, Perry was a graduate of Miami Gulliver Prep.

“I think more importantly just thoughts and prayers with their families man,” Cristobal said. “Good, good, good, good, good young people, good young men. future ahead of them. Anyone who knows or doesn’t know their families but is connected to the conference, to college football, to sports, to life in general, has to do whatever it takes to support them because what they’re going through isn’t like us could ever imagine or ever hope or wish for anyone. So we all really, really have to do everything we can to show our support.”

Messages of condolence from Miami coaches, staff and players on Monday as the news broke. Miami played the Cavaliers on October 29 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Prayers to the University of Virginia community and the (Virginia football) family,” defensive line coach Joe Salave’a wrote on his Twitter account.

“Praying for the friends/families of the UVA tragedy… ‍ Psalm 34:18,” wrote wide receiver Xavier Restrepo on his Twitter page.

The Hurricanes have had unfortunate experiences of violence against a player. In 2006, defense attorney Bryan Pata was killed outside his Kendall home. Almost 15 years later, a former Hurricane, Rashaun Jones, was arrested and charged with murder.

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Cristobal was the Hurricanes’ offensive line coach in 2006. Pata’s older brother, Edwin Pata, works for the Hurricanes as a Quality Control Analyst.

“Thoughts and prayers to the entire UVA family!” Pata wrote on Twitter.

In a second tweet, which included images of the killed players, he added, “Rest in paradise young kings.”

Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele said coaches were speaking to players about the tragedy.

“Like 9/11 happened one day and we’re in the middle of football season, we have a game this week,” Steele said. “You have to address these things. You don’t just walk in and throw football. If you say you care, you have to show them you care.”

Steele also offered his condolences, saying he has endured player deaths in the past but nothing compared to what Virginia is going through Monday.

“It was just an isolated incident – that’s one heartbroken family, one heartbroken football family – but not three,” Steele said. “It’s unimaginable.”

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Jaden Rashada, the nation’s No. 6 quarterback, is making the move from the Miami Hurricanes to the Florida Gators https://gosic.org/jaden-rashada-the-nations-no-6-quarterback-is-making-the-move-from-the-miami-hurricanes-to-the-florida-gators/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 05:22:42 +0000 https://gosic.org/jaden-rashada-the-nations-no-6-quarterback-is-making-the-move-from-the-miami-hurricanes-to-the-florida-gators/

It’s unofficially “turnover season” in the world of college football recruiting, and one of the best candidates in the country has had a change of heart.

On Thursday night, Pittsburg High School (California) quarterback Jaden Rashada, number 17 in the nation, traded from the Miami Hurricanes to the Florida Gators: