Insurers face consequences of global warming
Some companies are refusing to write new policies on waterfront properties because they say it’s too risky
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Most of Watson’s property was destroyed by Hurricane Isabel in 2003, and he still has not rebuilt the two houses on his land. One is a small cottage that was his daughter’s home; the other is his home since 1964. Both houses have yet to be repaired. A long battle to get paid by his insurance company has become another battle with the county’s planning department to actually build his home.