Articles by Tom Jeffery, Senior Hazard Scientist

Dr. Thomas Jeffery is senior hazard scientist for CoreLogic Spatial Solutions. He is the lead scientist on development of various CoreLogic hazard risk datasets, including wildfire risk, coastal storm surge risk, earthquake risk and Florida sinkhole risk, and works with many of the top 100 U.S. insurance companies to help implement hazard risk models in automated underwriting and pricing systems. Tom is a nationally recognized leader in wildfire risk modeling and has been involved in brushfire modeling since the 1990s. He began his career as a Ph.D. graduate student at the University of Nebraska, at the Center for Advanced Land Management and Information Technology (CALMIT). Building on his early work in brushfire risk modeling, he continues to investigate and develop brushfire databases, using the most current geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing tools and data available

Nearly 6.9 Million US Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Total Reconstruction Cost Value is More Than $1.5 Trillion It’s no surprise that residential homes in the U.S. located along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are susceptible to damage from …

Flooding and Damaging Wind Were Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Annual Summary from CoreLogic Details 2016 Natural Hazard Events CoreLogic® analyzes and evaluates the number and severity of natural hazard events that occurred across the U.S. annually in its Natural …

2016 Wildfire Season Not Likely to Top Record-Setting 2015 Season

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Trajectory Shows Fewer Fires and Fewer Total Acres Burned in 2016 In 2015, the amount of area consumed by wildfires in the U.S. topped 10 million acres for the first …

More than 6.8 Million US Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Total Reconstruction Cost Value is More Than $1.5 Trillion Current projections for the 2016 hurricane season indicate that an average or slightly greater-than-average number of storms are expected compared with …

Mother Nature More Relaxed in 2015

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. A review of 2015 natural hazard events revealed an overall reduction in property damage for the year. While this does not minimize the local impact of individual events like the …

Multi-Year Trend of Reduced Natural Hazard Activity Continues in 2015

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Low-Level Hazard Activity Results in Decreased Damage and Loss Totals Looking at the big picture, 2015 was a quiet year in terms of natural hazard activity. Overall, the trend of …