storm surge News

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 …

Proposal Envisions Artificial Islands Near N.Y. to Blunt Future Storm Surges

A string of artificial islands off the coast of New Jersey and New York could blunt the impact of storm surges that proved so deadly during Superstorm Sandy, according to a new proposal. It’s a big proposal — one that …

ACE Recreational Marine Introduces Policy Discount for Safety-Concious Boat Owners

ACE Recreational Marine, a nationwide recreational marine insurance provider and part of ACE Group, has introduced an optional endorsement that waives coverage for storm surge damage for those boat owners who are willing to move their vessels out of harm’s …

AIR Estimates Windstorm Xaver Insured Losses: $963 Million to $1.92 Billion

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that insured wind losses from Extratropical Cyclone Xaver will range between €700 million [$963 million] and €1.4 billion [$1.926 billion], with the majority of the losses in Denmark, Germany, and the UK. Losses also …

Report Looks Back at Why Sandy Caused So Much Flooding Damage Along Coast

Karen Clark & Company (KCC), independent experts in catastrophe risk, catastrophe models and catastrophe risk management, issued a report in conjunction with the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. One of the issues the report looks at is why the storm …