Canadian Underwriter

Topic
Catastrophes


News CatastrophesCommercial LinesInsurancePersonal Lines

First above-normal Atlantic hurricane season since 2012 produced five landfalling U.S. storms: NOAA

December 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The first above-normal Atlantic hurricane season since 2012 has produced five landfalling storms in the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Wednesday. The Atlantic, eastern Pacific and central Pacific 2016 hurricane seasons ended on Nov.

bonds-screenshot-web
Feature CatastrophesInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

Protective Cover

December 1, 2016 Sean van Zyl, Freelance Writer

The role of capital markets in alternative risk transfer within the property and casualty insurance industry is not new. However, the development of sophisticated financial instruments continues to expand, with resilience bonds being the latest arrival in the catastrophic risk market.

News CatastrophesCommercial LinesInsurancePersonal Lines

New Brunswick expecting more snow, rain as crews work to restore power

December 1, 2016 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON, N.B. – New Brunswickers are bracing for another round of messy, wet weather while thousands of residents are still without power following a storm earlier in the week. Environment Canada issued snowfall and flood warnings for much of the

Midwest Earthquake
News CatastrophesInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

After new energy regulations, Oklahoma’s earthquake rate drops

November 30, 2016 Seth Borenstein - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has dropped dramatically since late May, when the state limited wastewater injections into energy wells, an Associated Press statistical analysis shows. And a new scientific study says the state is on its

Shelf Cloud Over Country Road
News CatastrophesClimate ChangeInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

Actuaries Climate Index launched to measure changes in extreme weather events and sea level in Canada, continental U.S.

November 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States have launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI), a quarterly measure of changes in extreme weather events and sea levels. The ACI, available online at ActuariesClimateIndex.org, is an educational tool

News CatastrophesCommercial LinesInsurancePersonal Lines

Death toll in storms sweeping southern U.S. increases to five

November 30, 2016 Bill Fuller and Rebecca Yonker - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Possible tornadoes swept through parts of Alabama and Tennessee overnight, killing five people and injuring more than a dozen as heavy rains from storms moving across the South produced flooding in areas previously suffering from months of drought. Possible tornadoes

News CatastrophesCommercial LinesInsurancePersonal Lines

Wildfires scorch tourist area in Tennessee; thousands flee

November 29, 2016 Steve Megargee and Jonathan Mattise - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Wildfires fueled by high winds roared through parts of the Great Smoky Mountains, burning the doorstep of the Dollywood theme park, destroying a resort and chasing thousands of people from their homes. National Guard troops arrived

Storm Chasers at the Lighthouse
News CatastrophesInsuranceMarkets / CoveragesReinsurance

Extreme weather events can be modelled as “independent” by global reinsurers, Lloyd’s and Met Office study confirms

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Extreme weather events can be modelled as “independent” by global reinsurers when assessing many of their key aggregate risks around the world, confirmed a new report from Lloyd’s, the world’s only specialist insurance and reinsurance market, and the Met Office,

Panama Tropical Weather
News CatastrophesInsurancePersonal Lines

Otto enters Pacific after devastation, 4 dead in Costa Rica

November 25, 2016 Luis Manuel Galeano - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Tropical Storm Otto killed at least four people in Costa Rica and then headed into the Pacific Ocean Friday after making landfall as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo

News CatastrophesInsurancePersonal Lines

Ottawa preparing to build new houses on flooded out Manitoba First Nation

November 24, 2016 The Canadian Press

LAKE ST. MARTIN, Man. – Five years after nearly 2,000 residents were forced to leave their homes due to extensive flooding, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has put out a bid for tenders to build 150 new houses at

AppleMark
News CatastrophesCommercial LinesInsurancePersonal LinesReinsurance

PERILS AG almost doubles initial property loss estimate for Central Italy earthquake

November 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS AG’s second loss estimate for insured property loss associated with Central Italy’s earthquake in August has almost doubled from 34 million euros to 66 million euros. The third loss estimate for the quake is scheduled to be published Feb.

flood-image-800
News CatastrophesInsurancePersonal LinesReinsuranceTechnology

Canadian Underwriter and Swiss Re team up for webinar on Canadian flood risk

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian Underwriter and Swiss Re have teamed up to host a live webinar, titled The Road to Flood Resilience in Canada, reflecting on natural hazards throughout the country and what Canada can expect for the future. The free webinar, scheduled