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Tornado & severe storms wreak damage in Chicago suburbs

Severe storms rolled into Illinois in the last few hours, with tornado warnings were raised for the Chicago suburbs. At least one tornado touched down and has caused significant damage in the Woodridge suburb of the city. This event only struck in the last couple of hours, so information remains limited read the full article →

RMS launches model platform updates & new HD Euro SCS risk model

Catastrophe risk modelling specialists RMS have announced the launch of a range of product updates to its Risk Intelligence platform, including a new version of its Risk Modeler tool, updated models, plus new high definition risk models covering the European severe convective storm peril across 17 countries in the region. With read the full article →

U.S. severe storms in July cost $2bn, insurers to take majority: Aon

Severe convective weather, including thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes and damaging winds across the United States are expected to drive $2 billion of costs, with the insurance and reinsurance sector to take the majority, according to Aon. Five major severe weather outbreaks drove the bulk of these costs, with one outbreak across the read the full article →

Severe weather in June drives $3bn+ costs for U.S. and Europe: Aon

Severe and convective weather outbreaks drove significant damages in the month of June 2019, Aon reported, with over $3 billion of economic losses expected and approaching $2 billion in insurance and reinsurance hit expected in the U.S. and Europe. It's another month where the severe and convective weather related peril drove read the full article →

Derecho & severe storms drive hundreds of millions in U.S. losses: Aon

In the last week a Derecho event and series of severe storms that drove hail, strong winds and tornadoes are expected to combine into another week where the insurance and reinsurance sector faces hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. A Derecho event is a long-lived and intense line of severe read the full article →

U.S. severe weather in May to drive $2bn or greater financial impact: Aon

Impacts from severe convective weather, thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail in the United States during May 2019 looks set to result in somewhere around $2 billion or more of economic costs, with most of the wind and hail loss falling to re/insurance capital. Aon's latest catastrophe report by its Impact Forecasting unit read the full article →

Tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail drive another $1bn+ U.S. weather week: Aon

For the second week in a row, a convective weather setup across much of the United States has driven severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, large hail, damaging winds and resulted in flooding, all of which is expected to drive more than a $1 billion of losses, the majority of which will fall read the full article →

Tornadoes to drive billions more in costs, 2019 now above average year

Tornadoes that struck the U.S. in recent days, as well as strong and damaging winds and large hail, are expected to drive billions of dollars more in economic costs, as 2019 now moves above the long-term average in terms of the number of tornadoes counted by NOAA. The severe thunderstorm and read the full article →

Tornadoes, thunderstorms, large hail, high winds warned for southern Plains

The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center is warning of an outbreak of dangerous tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, large hail and high winds for parts of the southern Plains, with a particular focus around north Texas to Oklahoma City. The NWS explains, "An outbreak of tornadoes, some potentially long-track and read the full article →

Tornado outbreak causes multiple deaths & damage in Alabama & Georgia

The most deadly tornado outbreak since 2014 has struck the United States, causing over 23 deaths and severe damage across parts of Alabama and Georgia yesterday. In fact tornado warned severe thunderstorms and convective weather systems were also reported in parts of northern Florida and South Carolina, as a severe weather read the full article →