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PERILS Raises Insured Loss Estimate for Cyclone Debbie to A$1.7B (US$1.34B)

The property insurance market’s loss for tropical cyclone Debbie has risen to A$1.7 billion (US$1.34 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This is the and third loss estimate PERILS has issued for …

Devastating S. Asia Floods Kill 1,400, Expose Lack of State Planning for Monsoons

The most devastating floods to hit South Asia in a decade have killed more than 1,400 people and focused attention on the poor planning and lack of preparedness for annual monsoon rains, as authorities struggle to get aid to millions …

Climate Change Altering River Flood Patterns in Europe: Study

Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and environmental harm, scientists said. River floods are among the costliest natural disasters worldwide, causing annual damages of more …

Asia Floods Bring Economic Damages of More Than $10B in July: Aon Report

The vast majority of global natural disasters during July were the result of severe flooding across the Asian region, bringing more than $10 billion in economic damages, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development …

Thailand Floods to Cost Estimated $300M in Economic Damages; 23 People Dead

Floods in Thailand’s northern and eastern regions have killed at least 23 people and left two missing with damage estimated at around $300 million. Ten provinces have been flooded due to heavy rains, affecting 721,500 people, the Interior Ministry said …

June Catastrophes Cost Global Economy $5 Billion; U.S. Storms Dominate: Aon

Floods and storms cost the global economy more than $5 billion in June, with most of those losses generated in the United States, according to an Aon catastrophe report. In the U.S., large hail, tornadoes, straight-line winds and isolated flash …

Insured Loss Estimates for Cyclone Debbie Rise to US$1.1B: PERILS

The estimate for the property insurance market’s loss for tropical cyclone Debbie has risen to A$1.4 billion (US$1.1 billion) from an initial estimate of A$1.12 billion, according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. Cyclone …

U.S. Storms in May to Cost Insurers $3B; Economic Costs Total $4B: Aon Report

Total aggregated economic losses from severe weather in the U.S. during May was set to exceed US$4.0 billion, while public and private insurers face a combined payout approaching an estimated US$3.0 billion, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model …

U.S. Weather Remains Biggest Driver of Global Insurance Losses in 2017: Aon

Severe weather in the U.S. remains the largest contributor to global insurance losses in 2017 after April continued the trend with multi-billion dollar losses for public and private insurers, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. “Much …

Australia’s Cyclone Debbie Estimated to Cost Insurers US$825.7M: PERILS

The initial estimate of insured property market losses for Cyclone Debbie is A$1.12 billion (US$825.7 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. Tropical Cyclone Debbie caused significant wind and flood damage across the Australian …