2011 Atlantic Tropical Storm Season

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2011 hurricane season above average, though low impact, but don’t get complacent

Another Atlantic tropical storm & hurricane season comes to an end. The 2011 hurricane season has been one of the most active on record as far as storm formation in the Atlantic basin goes, but one of the lower impact seasons as far as U.S. landfalling storms and actual losses read the full article →

Nate, Maria & Katia: Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm update

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season is really beginning to hot up and there are currently three named storms to keep an eye on. Similar to last year though, it's hard to tell what, if any real impact they will have on the U.S. The 2011 season is certainly proving to read the full article →

Tropical storm Lee soaks Gulf Coast states, hurricane Katia continues westward

Tropical storm Lee hit the Gulf Coast states over the weekend bringing winds and extremely heavy rains to many areas from Texas through to the Florida panhandle. Louisiana seems to have taken the brunt of the storm with some reports of more than 15 inches of rain in certain areas read the full article →

Atlantic hurricane activity expected to be above average for next two weeks

Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Sciences has issued its latest two-week forecast for hurricane activity in the Atlantic. They predict an active period in the fortnight to come. One reason for this is the way they calculate activity using their Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index to denote activity levels. read the full article →

Katia becomes a hurricane, destination still uncertain

Tropical storm Katia has now become hurricane Katia. The second hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, hurricane Katia originally formed way over to the east near the Cape Verde islands and is making her way slowly westwards. Forecast models diverge considerably on her eventual destination, with some showing Katia read the full article →

Tropical storm Katia forecast to become major hurricane

Tropical storm Katia is currently in the mid-Atlantic with maximum sustained windspeeds of 65mph. A fairly large storm already, with tropical storm windspeeds extending up to 85 miles from the centre, Katia is forecast to become a hurricane within the next few hours. It's likely that the next advisory from read the full article →

Hurricane Irene estimated to have caused $3 billion to $6 billion in U.S. losses; AIR Worldwide

Risk modelling firm AIR Worldwide have released an estimate for insured losses to U.S. onshore properties from hurricane Irene. They expect the final bill to be somewhere in the $3 billion to $6 billion range for re/insurers. This estimate includes wind and storm surge damage to onshore residential, commercial and read the full article →

Hurricane Irene fails to trigger Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility

While hurricane Irene resulted in losses and damages in six of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) member countries (Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Haiti, St. Kitts & Nevis and the Turks & Caicos Islands), the damages were not severe enough to trigger any payments under the terms read the full article →

Early estimates of hurricane Irene insured losses put at up to $3 billion

Hurricane Irene weakened sufficiently both prior to landfall in North Carolina and as she moved up the U.S. coastline to significantly reduce the potential for insured losses from the storm. Early estimates from risk modelling firms EQECAT and Kinetic Analysis both suggest that insured losses of up to a maximum read the full article →

Weakened hurricane Irene approaching New York and major northeast U.S. cities

It's clear now that hurricane Irene will come very close to New York city and that on her passage to the north she will affect many of the major northeast U.S. population centres. Hurricane Irene is a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 80mph. By the time she read the full article →