Property Drone Consortium Welcomes Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

(Columbia, South Carolina, August 23, 2017) – The Property Drone Consortium (PDC), a collaboration that consists of insurance carriers, roofing industry leaders and supporting enterprises announced today that Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has joined the consortium as a technology member.

“We are pleased that TWIA has decided to become a member of the consortium,” said PDC President Charles Mondello.  “Their decision to join demonstrates their commitment to being a forward-thinking carrier that realizes the impact that the use of drones will make on property inspections.”

TWIA General Manager John Polak stated, “TWIA understands the importance of implementing new technologies and procedures to more efficiently serve our customer base. The ability to use drones in the inspection and evaluation of properties both before and after catastrophic events is of utmost importance to us.”

TWIA is a residual insurer of last resort that was established by the Texas Legislature in 1971 following Hurricane Celia in August of 1970. The company provides essential insurance coverage to residential and commercial properties along designated portions of the Texas seacoast territory.

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About Property Drone Consortium

The Property Drone Consortium represents a collaboration among insurance carriers, construction industry leaders and supporting enterprises who have agreed to work together to promote research, development and the assessment of regulations for the use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) technology across the insurance and construction industries.

About the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) was established by the Texas Legislature in 1971 in response to regional market conditions following Hurricane Celia in August 1970. Our mission is to efficiently provide essential property insurance products and services for eligible Texas properties when no one else will. For more information, please visit