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Rising ice, flood waters force Manitobans from homes: Canadian Red Cross

April 17, 2017 The Canadian Press

THE PAS, Man. – Rising ice and flood waters have forced hundreds of people from their homes in Manitoba. Jason Small of the Canadian Red Cross says 107 people from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation are being temporarily housed in hotels

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PERILS discloses second property loss estimate of 234 million euros for extratropical cyclone Egon

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS AG has disclosed its second loss estimate of 234 million euros for extratropical cyclone Egon, which affected France and Germany on Jan. 12 and 13 of this year. The cold front associated with Egon resulted in heavy rain and

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Global insured losses from disasters up 42%, economic losses almost double in 2016 over 2015: Swiss Re

March 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Both economic and insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 were the highest since 2012 – reversing a four-year downtrend – amounting to US$54 billion and US$175 billion, respectively, notes the latest sigma study from the Swiss

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RSA Canada posts solid underwriting profit despite nat-Cat events in 2016

February 24, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

RSA Canada witnessed increased underwriting profit and a solid combined ratio for 2016 despite what can only be described as a challenging year that featured Canada’s most costly insurable nat-Cat ever and a host of other adverse weather events. “We’re

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Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain

February 21, 2017 Kristin J. Bender - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Evacuations were ordered in Northern California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to potentially dangerous levels in the already soggy region. A levee break along the San Joaquin River

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Northern Nevada braces for more flooding Thursday and beyond

February 16, 2017 Scott Sonner - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RENO, Nev. – Northern Nevada officials still assessing millions of dollars in damage from the latest round of flooding braced Tuesday for another series of wet storms that could swamp parts of the state again into next week. “Wednesday is

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As water falls slightly at California dam, next storm looms

February 13, 2017 Olga R. Rodriguez and Don Thompson - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

OROVILLE, Calif. – The water level dropped Monday at the nation’s tallest dam, easing slightly the fears of a catastrophic spillway collapse that prompted authorities to order nearly 200,000 people to leave their homes downstream. But with more rain expected

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2016 sees highest-ever catastrophe insured losses, hail has impact: Rennie

February 1, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

2016 was a year of records: the largest catastrophe-related insured losses in Canada’s history, the biggest loss for a single Cat and the most hail events in the month of July, Carolyn Rennie, managing director of Catastrophe Indices and Quantification

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Georgia’s insurance commissioner estimates US$100 million in property damage from storms

January 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Georgia’s insurance commissioner is estimating US$100 million in property damage from storms and tornadoes that devastated parts of the state and resulted in at least 15 deaths. Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens said in a press release issued Wednesday that “hundreds”

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Storm floods vineyards, forces evacuations in Calif., Nevada

January 9, 2017 Ellen Knickmeyer - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FORESTVILLE, Calif. – A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada lifted rivers climbing out of their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate after warnings that hillsides parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. Northern California’s

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Severe weather, nat-cats cause record insurable damage in Canada: IBC/CatIQ

January 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Severe weather last year exacted a heavy toll in terms of insured losses, with the $4.9 billion hit dwarfing the previous annual record of $3.2 billion in 2013, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports. Flooding in southern Alberta and the

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‘Climatic quirk’ may shield U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons

January 5, 2017 Seth Borenstein - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – A climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as they approach America’s beaches, a new study finds. That could help explain why it’s been more than