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FM Global launches worldwide flood map for commercial properties

April 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial property insurer FM Global announced on Tuesday that it has launched its Global Flood Map, offering a “one-stop consistent global view of flood exposure to aid businesses.” The interactive Global Flood Map “presents business executives with a powerful new

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Southern U.S. drought relents but not over, despite recent rains

December 8, 2016 Jeff Martin - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA – Recent showers and storms across much of the South have eased the severe drought in the region, but experts say it wasn’t enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell. More rain

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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

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Barely passable grade on flood preparedness demands immediate action: report

October 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

All 10 Canadian provinces and Yukon are not making the grade when it comes to flood preparedness, signalling the need for change, including not allowing municipalities to override provincial or territorial direction on development in flood-prone areas, argues a new

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Estimated insurable losses from Louisiana floods to range between US$8.5 billion and US$11 billion: AIR Worldwide

September 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

AIR Worldwide is estimating that “industry ground-up insurable losses” from the flooding in Louisiana during August will be between US$8.5 billion and US$11 billion. The catastrophe modelling firm explained in a press release issued on Monday that the “industry ground-up

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Saturated ground means more rain could spur more flooding in southern Louisiana: AIR Worldwide

August 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Additional rainfall could result in more flooding in southern Louisiana, already hit hard by extensive flooding associated with one of the state’s most catastrophic, non-tropical cyclone-triggered flood events in decades. “In the event of further rainfall, the region’s flat topography,

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Louisiana, Mississippi flooding could exceed US$1.5 billion in economic damage, insured portion will be much less: Impact Forecasting

August 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Recent flooding across parts of Louisiana and southern Mississippi could approach or possibly exceed US$1.5 billion in economic damage, Impact Forecasting suggested in a cat alert issued on Sunday. “Based on the volume of river crest records that have been

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Worst flooding since 1998 leaves US$33 billion economic toll in China: Aon’s Impact Forecasting

August 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Flooding in China in July caused an estimated US$33 billion in economic losses, but claims payouts represented less than 2% of the cost, according to Impact Forecasting’s monthly Global Catastrophe Recap. The report from Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model

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Rainfall that caused flooding subsides in Alberta region hit this spring by wildfire

August 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Crews for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo removed numerous barricades erected after heavy rainfall caused flooding in the region that played unwelcome host to the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire this spring. “Following yesterday’s rainfall, ground support staff from Underground

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SGI Canada assigning more adjusters to deal with Saskatchewan flooding claims following heavy rainfall

July 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

SGI Canada will be assigning additional adjusters to Estevan, Saskatchewan – among the areas in the province hit by heavy rainfall that prompted localized flash flooding – to handle what is anticipated to be higher-than-normal claim volumes, the insurer reported