2012 Atlantic hurricane season


Hurricane Sandy hits Jamaica, Cuba heads for Bahamas, U.S. on watch

Our latest update on hurricane Sandy can be found here. As forecast, Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Jamaica as a category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80mph. Fueled by warm waters around Jamaica Sandy intensified before landfall, lashing the islands shanty towns. After Jamaica, Cuba is the next read the full article →

Sandy forecast to intensify to hurricane status, hit Jamaica & Cuba

Our latest update on hurricane Sandy can be found here. Tropical storm Sandy is the 18th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season, a season which has now surpassed any of the forecasts for the number of storms which would form in the year. Despite this read the full article →

Hurricane Rafael to buffet Bermuda with tropical storm force winds

Category one hurricane Rafael, the 17th Atlantic tropical storm of the season and packing maximum sustained winds of 85mph, is accelerating northwards towards Bermuda. Rafael is expected to pass just to the east of the island, later this afternoon and while the hurricane keeps that course impact should be minimal. read the full article →

What can Accumulated Cyclone Energy show us about Atlantic hurricane risk

Accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) is just one of the measures used to identify how active or severe a tropical cyclone or hurricane season has been. It's a measure used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to express the activity of individual tropical storms and entire seasons, using an read the full article →

RMS: Isaac insured loss up to $2 billion. Provides update on 2012 hurricane season

Risk Management Solutions (RMS) have issued a new insured loss estimate for the damage caused by hurricane Isaac when it struck Louisiana and the Gulf Coast two weeks ago and also provided an update on the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season so far. RMS now estimates that insured losses from wind read the full article →

Tropical storm Leslie forecast to become hurricane and threaten Bermuda

Tropical storm Leslie, the 12th named storm of the Atlantic season, has been brewing in the mid-Atlantic for the last few days, building in strength, but the storms eventual path and intensity has been uncertain. The forecast models remain diverged on the eventual track Leslie will take, but they are read the full article →

AIR Worldwide says insured loss from hurricane Isaac $700m to $2 billion

Risk modeller AIR Worldwide has issued an updated estimate for the amount of insured losses they expect from hurricane Isaac. In line with most other estimates, AIR Worldwide say they believe that insured losses from Hurricane Isaac to onshore properties in the U.S. will be between $700 million and $2 read the full article →

Early estimates put Isaac insured losses at $500m to $2 billion

Isaac has now been downgraded to a tropical storm once again, with maximum sustained winds of 50mph the storm is continuing to slowly move inland bringing heavy rainfall to many areas. The threat of storm surge is now diminishing and Isaac's winds are dropping to levels where any damage is read the full article →

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in southeast Louisiana

Isaac became a hurricane as forecast on Tuesday and slowed in its approach towards the Louisiana coastline. Hurricane Isaac came ashore for a brief time  on Tuesday evening in the southeast of the state in Plaquemines Parish, around 90 miles southeast of New Orleans, before heading back over the Gulf read the full article →

Isaac threatens Gulf Coast with hurricane sized storm surge

Our latest article on Hurricane Isaac can be found here. Tropical storm Isaac is approaching the key oil and gas producing region of the Gulf of Mexico as it continues to make its way towards the Louisiana coastline. Currently carrying maximum sustained winds of 70mph, Isaac remains a tropical storm, read the full article →