2011 tropical storm season

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Tropical storm Rina threatens Yucatan peninsula

Just when you thought the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season might have come to an early close, another tropical storm forms in the western Caribbean sea. Tropical storm Rina, forecast to become hurricane Rina in the next few days is currently situated off the eastern coast of Honduras and is forecast 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 →

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 →

Hurricane Irene, update prior to landfall

Update: Irene made landfall around 7.30am ET about 60 miles south west of Cape Hatteras with maximum sustained winds of 85mph.The centre of Irene will move across eastern North Carolina today and over southern New England tomorrow, Sunday. Irene is forecast to remain a hurricane as it moves near or read the full article →

Hurricane Irene batters Bahamas, takes aim at U.S. coast

Hurricane Irene has now left the Bahamas islands behind after striking them with devastating winds and storm surges. The main capital of Nassau escaped the brunt of the storm but other, less inhabited islands such as Abaco, took a near direct hit and will be counting the cost this morning. read the full article →