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Suspected tornado flattens businesses in Alabama

June 22, 2017 Kevin McGill - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW ORLEANS – A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide – two lingering effects of a weakening

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Ontario government ‘taking lessons learned’ from Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lalonde

May 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario’s community safety and correctional services minister is calling on “everyone interested” to comment on proposed changes to the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan. The province is home to the world’s largest nuclear operating facility, Bruce Power reports on its

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Aspen posts net income after tax of US$95.5 million for first quarter of 2017

April 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hamilton, Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has reported a net income after tax of US$95.5 million for the first quarter of 2017 ending March 31, down from US$114.4 million in the same quarter of 2016. The insurer’s operating income after

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Risk to U.S. property from severe convective storms as high as from hurricanes: Willis Re

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Severe convective storms (SCS) posed as much risk to property in the United States as hurricanes between 2003 and 2015, with the average annual loss from SCS amounting to US$11.23 billion compared to US$11.28 billion from hurricanes. So concludes a

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Outbreak of severe convective storms across U.S. Midwest causing widespread damage in Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota: RMS

March 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

As of March 8, cumulative preliminary tornado, hail and straight-line wind reports in the United States for the year have all been more than double their respective 2005-2015 averages, according to the records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s

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Flooding and damaging winds most destructive U.S. natural hazards in 2016: CoreLogic

January 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Natural hazard activity in the United States in 2016 was “relatively average or below average,” with the exception of flood and wind, both of which saw above-average activity, due in large part to Hurricane Matthew, CoreLogic, Inc. said on Thursday.

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Small tornado touches down as storm wallops California

January 11, 2017 Eric Risberg and Janie Har - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – A small tornado was whipped up as part of a powerful band of thunderstorms that moved through Northern California during the latest deluge that has downed trees, swollen rivers and prompted evacuations over flood fears. The tornado

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Louisiana floods to cost U.S. economy between US$10-15 billion: Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The recent flooding in Louisiana is expected to cost the economy of the United States between US$10 billion and US$15 billion, with public and private insured losses expected in the low-digit single billions, according to Aon Benfield’s latest Global Catastrophe

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[Updated]: Possible tornado in Windsor, Ont., area damages homes; 3 injured

August 25, 2016 The Canadian Press

WINDSOR, Ont. – More than a dozen homes were damaged and at least three people injured Wednesday evening amid multiple reports of a possible tornado touching down in southwestern Ontario. Environment Canada said an eyewitness saw a tornado near LaSalle,

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Possible tornado touches down in Windsor area causing damage

August 24, 2016 The Canadian Press

WINDSOR, Ont. – Multiple reports of a possible tornado touching down in southwestern Ontario flooded social media as a wild storm passed through Wednesday evening. Video of the funnel cloud forming over LaSalle from @TheWindsorStar reader Katie Lynn Maheux #YQG

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Severe summer storm in the Prairies causes more than $48 million in insured damage, CatIQ reports

August 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A severe storm that swept through Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba during the second week of July has resulted in more than $48 million in insured damage, according to Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), which delivers detailed analytical and

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Nearly $90 million in insured losses from Western Canada thunderstorm system: PCS

August 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured property damage from a thunderstorm system July 18-20 in Western Canada is pegged, in a preliminary estimate, at $89.06 million, Verisk Analytics Inc.’s Property Claims Services unit reported. “In Alberta, thunderstorms brought strong winds, heavy rain and hail primarily