storm surge News

Updated AIR Hurricane Model for U.S. Features Storm Surge Module

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide has updated its hurricane model for the U.S. to help insurers and reinsurers better understand and quantify the risk from hurricanes. The update features a hydrodynamic storm surge module that integrates storm parameters with …

Number of US Homes at Risk of Storm Surge Damage in 2015 Tops 6.6 Million

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Total Reconstruction Cost Value of Homes is Nearly $1.5 Trillion Although the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts have been spared any significant hurricane damage over the past two years, it …

Report: More Than 6.6M Atlantic and Gulf Coast Homes at Risk of Storm Surge

More than 6.6 million homes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of hurricane storm surge with a total reconstruction cost value estimated to be nearly $1.5 trillion, according to a report released today. Property analytics and data …

Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam Makes Landfall on Vanuatu: AIR Report

A report from catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide describes the movement of Tropical Cyclone Pam over the last two days. The storm in the South Pacific has intensified rapidly, and is now a Category 5 storm (on the BOM scale) …

Philippines on Alert as Typhoon Hagupit Strengthens

AccuWeather Global Weather Center reports that a strengthening Typhoon Hagupit is bringing life-threatening dangers to the Philippines. Hagupit strengthened into a typhoon early Tuesday night PHT (Tuesday morning EST) and has continued to strengthen with sustained winds over 160 kph (100 …

Hurricane Gonzalo Threatens Bermuda With Flooding, Storm Surge

Gonzalo, classified as a major hurricane and bearing down on Bermuda with tree-snapping winds, is forecast to bring flooding and a life-threatening storm surge as it’s projected to be the worst storm to hit the territory since Fabian in 2003. …

Sandy-Hit Towns in N.Y., N.J. Wrestle With Eminent-Domain Choice

On a tiny spit of land off Long Island in New York, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy. Either it accepts millions of dollars in federal aid to build a protective sand dune and …

Typhoon Neoguri Lashes Okinawa; Heads for Kyushu: AIR Report

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Neoguri made its closest approach to Japan’s southern Okinawa islands last night, lashing the islands with torrential rain and strong winds. The storm wind speeds were close to 180 km/h [112 mph]. …

Is Your Portfolio Prepared for the 2014 Hurricane Season?

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. After one of the quietest hurricane seasons in decades, The Weather Channel predicts a below-average 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season. The early outlook released March 24, 2014 calls for 11 named …

Forecasters to Issue Special Maps, Warnings on Storm Surge

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center hope new color-coded maps they’re trying out this year will simplify two important points about storm surge for coastal residents: how far from the beach the water will spread and how high that water …