The Disaster Alert Center
Use the page below to stay up to date on when large-scale disasters strike, and the actions being taken in response.
Safeguard strives to continually provide the most current information on disasters as they occur. No matter the form they take — fires, tornadoes, hurricanes or floods — all of them can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your assets.
Everything you need in times of distress.
National Coastal County ZIP Code Resource
It is possible to provide a visual representation of a weather event's “cone” and potential impacts. Typically, the greatest impacts are felt within coastal areas.
In response, Safeguard has compiled a national "coastal shoreline county" ZIP Code list as determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
MBA Releases Disaster Recovery Guide
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has created Disaster Recovery: A Resource for Homeowners. This consumer-facing informational guide outlines homeowner disaster preparedness and steps to recovery, including who to engage for individual mortgage communication, how to navigate the insurance process, and what forms of aid and disaster loans are generally available.
All Disaster Alerts
Tropical Depression Imelda Drenching Texas Coast
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a circular that expresses concern about VA home loan borrowers affected by Tropical Storm Imelda and describes measures mortgagees may employ to provide relief.
November 8 2019
Fast-Growing Fires Damage California Homes
The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest updates on California wildfire activity.
November 3 2019
Brush Fire Ignites in Hawaii
Hawaii News Now published an article offering the latest updates on a brush fire that has consumed close to 1,000 acres in the Kahana Ridge area of West Maui.
October 23 2019
Dallas Tornado Causes Major Home Damage
The Weather Channel issued a report outlining tornadic activity that directly impacted areas in and around Dallas Texas on October 20, 2019.
October 21 2019
Tropical Storm Nestor Expected to Form in Gulf
The Weather Channel published a report outlining tornadic activity spawned by Tropical Storm Nestor in portions of Central Florida.
October 20 2019
Northeast Struck by “Bomb Cyclone”
The Weather Channel published a report outlining storm activity that has caused major power outages and toppled trees and power lines throughout the U.S. Northeast.
October 17 2019
Tropical Storm Dorian Approaching Puerto Rico, May Become Hurricane
FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Dorian from September 1 to September 9, 2019.
October 17 2019
Fall Wildfires Erupt in Southern California
The California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has created a incident map tracking the latest active wildfires around the state.
October 14 2019
Tropical Storm Barry Forms Over Gulf, Expected to Make Landfall as Hurricane
FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Barry from July 10-15, 2019.
October 10 2019
Typhoon Hagibis Moves Over Northern Mariana Islands
The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest forecast information for Typhoon Hagibis, which passed over the Northern Mariana Islands on October 8, 2019.
October 9 2019
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