2020-08-04@22:18:43 GMT
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Civil Disturbance:

    The costliest civil disorder in U.S. history: That's what insurance experts and city officials say the riots and demonstrations following the death of George Floyd are shaping up to be. From police overtime to losses from fire -- as well as theft and other destruction -- costs of the protests are adding up. And for the first time since statistics were collected in 1950, the insurance industry has labeled this a “riot and civil disorder" catastrophe in multiple states. “The riots in the Minneapolis area are the first riot and civil disorder event designated by [Property Claim Services] since the 2015 Baltimore riots," Tom Johansmeyer, CEO of Property Claim Services (PCS), said Friday. "We continue to monitor for insured losses...
    Weary National Guardsmen from Florida to Texas who have been on a continuous, four-month COVID-19 response mission may soon be tapped for emergency response in what is predicted to be an active hurricane season. “It is a huge concern for us, the long-term impact,” said Air Force Maj. Gen. James Eifert, the adjutant general of the Florida National Guard on a Monday media call briefing reporters on preparations for hurricane season. The National Guard is expecting 30% more storms this year, or at least 16 named storms. State Guard units called up by governors in a hurricane response typically work with state disaster response offices to help with everything from search and rescue to managing evacuation centers. “We are trying...
    Portland police declared a "civil disturbance" after overnight protests turned violent and resulted in 10 arrests on Monday and at least one police officer injured after protesters threw objects at law enforcement officials. PORTLAND PROTESTERS TEAR DOWN 'RACIST' STATUE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON After another day of largely peaceful protests decrying police brutality, specifically against blacks and other minorities, and calling for sweeping reforms on police practices, pockets of violence broke out near the Justice Center. A business was burglarized during overnight protests in Portland.  Earlier on Monday, the outer fence around the Justice Center was removed by police "to show our willingness to have dialog and peaceful communication toward starting to heal our community," the Portland Police Bureau said in a...