Atlantic hurricane season News

Connecticut Reminds Policyholders to Be Prepared This Storm Season

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade is reminding policyholders to review their homeowners insurance and understand their coverage as the 2017 Atlantic tropical storm season heads into its busiest time. The storm season traditionally runs from June 1 through November …

Florida’s New ‘Hurricane Hunter’ Base on Schedule for Storm Season

Officials say they’re on schedule to open the new home base for the U.S. government’s “hurricane hunter” aircraft before the Atlantic hurricane season begins. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s planes are specially equipped to collect forecasting data as they …

Q&A: Deloitte Insurance Expert Discusses Hurricane Season and Flood Insurance

Although Atlantic hurricane season ends in November, cleanup from any damage seen on the East Coast could last beyond the end of the season. Some coastal areas, such as Virginia Beach, were impacted this season, particularly by flooding. Flooding is …

Northeast Could See Impact of Tropical Storm Hermine After Months of Drought

Over the past several months, the Northeastern U.S. has experienced abnormally dry conditions leading to a drought that could last into the fall. Now, it is facing a different problem with the looming risk of heavy rain and wind from …

Atlantic Could See 8 More Hurricanes Before Season Ends

The Atlantic basin will see the most named storms since the 2012 season, the year Sandy crippled the U.S. East Coast, with five to eight of those strengthening into hurricanes by Nov. 30, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. …

CCRIF Members Complete Enhanced Catastrophe Portfolios for 2015-16

The 16 Caribbean member governments of CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility), the co-operative association that covers risks from natural catastrophes in the region, announced that they have completed their catastrophe insurance portfolios for 2015/2016. The bulletin …

Storm Brewing Over Yucatan Peninsula Threatens Texas and Louisiana

The Atlantic’s second storm of the year may be developing over the Yucatan Peninsula, with the potential to reach Texas and Louisiana and flood Houston for the second time in a month. Thunderstorms moving northwest from the Yucatan along the …

Hannover Re 3rd Quarter Profit Rises 21% on Benign Hurricane Season

Hannover Re, the world’s third- biggest reinsurer, said third-quarter profit rose 21 percent, helped by a benign U.S. hurricane season and higher income from investments. Net income rose to 251 million euros ($315 million) from 207 million euros a year …

Heart of Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts as Storms Seem Dubious

The official start of the most active part of the Atlantic hurricane season arrives tomorrow with more of a whimper than a bang. If tradition holds, William Gray, who pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting more than three decades ago, will ring …

El Nino Could Strike as Early as Summer Says U.S. Forecaster CPC

The much-feared El Nino phenomenon, the warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific which can trigger drought in Southeast Asia and Australia and floods in South America, could strike the Northern Hemisphere as early as next summer, U.S. weather …