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Coastal wetlands prevented more than US$625 million in property damages during Hurricane Sandy in 2012: report

October 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than US$625 million in property damages were prevented during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 by coastal wetlands along the coast northeast coast of the United States, according to a new report released on Tuesday. Using the latest modelling techniques, scientists

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Estimated insured losses for U.S., Caribbean from Hurricane Matthew US$2.5 billion to US$8 billion: RMS

October 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

RMS has estimated Hurricane Matthew will produce insured losses of US$1.5 billion to US$5 billion for the United States and US$1 billion to US$3 billion in the Caribbean, making it the reinsurance industry’s costliest Atlantic hurricane since Sandy four years

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Estimated insured losses from Hurricane Matthew for U.S., Caribbean between US$2.8 billion and US$8.8 billion: AIR

October 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Modelled insured losses from Hurricane Matthew could range from US$2.2 billion to US$6.8 billion for the United States and US$600 million to US$2.0 billion for the Caribbean, notes an estimate issued Thursday by AIR Worldwide. Hurricane Matthew affected the Caribbean

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U.S. insurers to pay about US$7 billion for storm surge, inland flooding and wind damages from Hurricane Matthew: Karen Clark & Company

October 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Boston-based catastrophe risk management firm Karen Clark & Company (KCC) has estimated insurers will pay about US$7 billion for damages in the United States as a result of Hurricane Matthew. The estimate is based on high resolution storm surge, inland

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Insured residential, commercial property losses from Hurricane Matthew estimated to be US$4 billion to US$6 billion: CoreLogic

October 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured property losses for both residential and commercial properties from Hurricane Matthew are estimated to be between US$4 billion and US$6 billion from wind and storm surge damage, according to CoreLogic, Inc. Of this estimated loss, 90% of the insurance

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Nearly 2 million homes in Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia at risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Matthew: CoreLogic

October 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly two million homes in Florida, North and South Carolina and Georgia are risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Matthew as it makes its way toward the United States’ Atlantic Coast, according to new data from CoreLogic, Inc. On

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Slow-moving Hurricane Matthew expected to make landfall in Haiti on Tuesday as Category 4 storm

October 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Slow-moving Hurricane Matthew is forecast to make landfall on Haiti’s Tiburon Peninsula around midday on Tuesday as a Category 4 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). As one of the most powerful North Atlantic hurricanes in recent history

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Insured losses in mainland China from Typhoon Meranti between US$650 million and US$1.15 billion: AIR

September 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide is estimating insured losses in mainland China from Typhoon Meranti earlier this month at between US$650 million and US$1.15 billion. Typhoon Meranti experienced rapid intensification on Sept. 11-12, with wind speed increasing more than 150

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Insured losses from Hurricane Hermine will likely not exceed US$400 million: RMS

September 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global catastrophe risk management firm Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) estimated on Monday that the insured loss associated with wind and coastal flooding from Hurricane Hermine will not exceed US$400 million. This figure includes property damage and business interruption caused

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Meranti southeast China’s most powerful typhoon in decades

September 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Although Typhoon Meranti weakened significantly as it approached China, it still came ashore with a central pressure of 940 mbar, the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane – the strongest typhoon in the region since 1949, according to catastrophe modelling

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Flash estimate for insured losses from Hurricane Hermine US$500 million: KCC

September 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The current flash estimate of insured losses associated with Hurricane Hermine – likely to produce in excess of 50,000 claims – approaches US$500 million, with total economic damages almost US$1 billion, Karen Clark & Company (KCC) reported Friday. “The storm

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Hermine is first hurricane to hit Florida coast in a decade

September 2, 2016 Jason Dearen - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DEKLE BEACH, Fla. – Hermine tore across northern Florida on Friday as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade, killing one person, raising a storm surge that destroyed beachside buildings and toppling trees into homes.