Atlantic hurricane season News

Florida Congresswoman Requests Longer Hurricane Season

Even though the six-month Atlantic hurricane season lasts as long as a typical Major League Baseball season, a Florida congresswoman thinks it needs to be longer. Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy sent a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Insurers Prepare for Claims as East States See Property Damage from Civil Unrest

Scenes that played out over the past few days in several East region states are serving as a stark reminder for the insurance industry of civil unrest that took place in New York and other U.S. states more than 50 …

Dust from Sahara Desert Moves West, Puts Brakes on Atlantic Hurricanes

Atlantic storm watchers are going to have a hard time seeing the ocean, never mind any tropical systems, as another Saharan swirl of dust from Africa is moving west. The dust, a marker for dry air, has spread out across …

Atlantic Hurricane Season Had Early Start, but Fewer Storms Are Expected

The Atlantic hurricane season may have gotten off to an early start this year, but it’ll probably end with a whimper — at least when it comes to the total number of storms. Twelve named storms are likely to form …

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 …