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2012 Atlantic tropical storm season


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

25th October 2012

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 destination to feel the full […]

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Hurricane Rafael to buffet Bermuda with tropical storm force winds

16th October 2012

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. Readers on Bermuda can expect […]

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

30th August 2012

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 unlikely. Isaac has caused extensive […]

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Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in southeast Louisiana

29th August 2012

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 of Mexico and moving slowly […]

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Isaac threatens Gulf Coast with hurricane sized storm surge

28th August 2012

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, having been slower to intensify […]

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