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4.3 Magnitude Quake Knocks Out Power in Central Oklahoma

A strong, 4.3-magnitude earthquake woke many people in the Oklahoma City area early on Dec. 29 and knocked out power to thousands of homes, the latest in a series of temblors that’s prompted state regulators to call for more restrictions …

Typhoon Melor Hits Philippines with Fierce Winds and Flooding: AIR

A report from catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, describes Super Typhoon Melor, known locally as Nona, as having struck the Philippines on Monday, December 14, 2015, at around 3:00 UTC (11:00 a.m. local time) near Batag, Laoang, in the eastern …

Business Interruption Claims on the Rise: Allianz

The average large business interruption (BI) property insurance claim is now in excess of $2.4 million, 36 percent higher than the corresponding average property damage claim of just over $1.7 million, according to a report from Allianz Global Corporate & …

AIR Analyzes Typhoon Koppu’s Heavy Flooding Impact on the Philippines

A report from catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide highlights “widespread flooding, landslides, wrecked roads and bridges, downed trees, and power outages” in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Koppu’s passage. The storm has finally moved over the Island of …

AIR Analyzes Taiwan, China Damages, Losses from Typhoon Dujuan

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide reports that Typhoon Dujuan made landfall on northeast coast of Taiwan with high winds and heavy rain near Nan’ao Township in Yilan County, late afternoon on Monday, September 28, at approximately 09:00 UTC. AIR described …

Montana Thunderstorm Results in Crop Damage, Power Outages

A strong thunderstorm that blew across northern Montana over the weekend brought strong winds and large hail that caused property and crop damage and power outages along a 300-mile stretch of the state from Cut Bank to Fort Peck, officials …

Australia Cyclone Causes Power Cuts, but Spares Miners, Farmers

Commodities producers were spared the full wrath of a powerful cyclone that smashed into the east coast of Australia packing winds up to 285 kph (175 mph), but thousands of coastal residents on Monday faced a third day without electricity. …

Many Still Lack Power in Los Cabos; Storm Toll Deaths at 5

Authorities in northwestern Mexico were struggling to get power back on in the resort zone of Los Cabos a week after Hurricane Odile barreled through, saying Monday that electricity had been restored to 19 percent of customers in the area. …

Typhoon Neoguri Approaches Kyushu: AIR Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Neoguri, the strongest typhoon so far in the 2014 Western Pacific season, is slowly closing in on the west coast of Kyushu, the most southerly of Japan’s four main islands. It is …

Connecticut AG Closes Investigation Into Utility’s Storm Response

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has closed his investigation into how the state’s largest utility responded to a freak October snow storm in 2011 that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers for days. He announced Wednesday that …