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Atlantic hurricane season forecast for 25% above normal activity by TSR

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season could see activity levels that are around 25% above the long-term norm, according to Tropical Storm Risk which has increased its forecast number of storms and hurricanes in its latest update.The Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) hurricane forecasting team, an insurance and reinsurance industry supported venture, read the full article →

Hurricane forecasts for 2020 point to above average season

Hurricane forecasts for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season so far point to an above average year of activity ahead, with the early forecasts suggesting meteorological similarities with some particularly active historical seasons.The insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market always watches the tropics with trepidation, given the potential for significant read the full article →

Study finds hurricanes more destructive, most damaging more frequent

A new study looking at the damage caused by hurricanes since 1900 concludes that there is a trend towards larger and more destructive storms, while the most damaging of them are said to be occurring more frequently, with climate change and global warming said a driver.The subject of hurricane damage, read the full article →

Tropical storm Nestor warnings remain for Florida Panhandle & Gulf coast

Tropical storm Nestor has finally been named, after it strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico with winds now at 60 mph and warnings still raised for the Gulf coast, with a focus on the Florida Panhandle where a storm surge of up to 5 feet is forecast.Updated, Friday 18th Oct, read the full article →

Hurricane Humberto strengthens, grows, threatens Bermuda with dangerous winds

Hurricane Humberto continues to approach Bermuda as a dangerous category 3 storm with sustained winds now having reached 120 mph and an expanding wind-field, leading the National Hurricane Center to warn of the risk of a prolonged period of dangerous winds for the island.Hurricane Humberto, the eighth named storm and read the full article →

Hurricane Dorian insured losses could reach up to $8.5bn, RMS estimates

Hurricane Dorian may ultimately result in an impact to the insurance and reinsurance industry of up to $8.5 billion across all territories affected by the storm, according to catastrophe risk modelling specialist RMS.The risk modelling firm had already pegged the industry loss from hurricane Dorian's impacts to the Caribbean and read the full article →

Hurricane Humberto forecast to near Bermuda as strong storm

Hurricane Humberto, the eighth named storm and third hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic tropical storm season, is forecast to head eastwards with a track that could take it quite near to Bermuda as a strong storm, possibly with wind speeds in the Cat 2 to Cat 3 range.Read our latest read the full article →

KCC pegs total hurricane Dorian industry insured loss at $5.23bn

Hurricane Dorian is estimated to have caused an industry insured loss of $5.23 billion by catastrophe risk modeller Karen Clark & Company (KCC).It's a very specific modelled loss estimate for the impact the insurance and reinsurance industry may face from hurricane Dorian, with the Bahamas the source of the brunt read the full article →

Hurricane Dorian Caribbean & Bahamas industry loss up to $3bn: AIR

Hurricane Dorian is estimated to have caused an insurance industry loss in a range from $1.5 billion to as much as $3 billion from its impacts to the Caribbean islands, according to AIR Worldwide.Hurricane Dorian impacted a range of Caribbean islands on its passage towards the Bahamas and United States.Having read the full article →

Dorian weakens as it lashes NC, continues north with hurricane winds

Hurricane Dorian has begun to weaken somewhat as it lashes the North Carolina coast, with flooding from storm surge and rainfall reported in some areas, as well as wind damage. The storm is now expected to sustain its hurricane force winds right up into eastern Canada and the surrounding region.Last read the full article →