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Australia’s 4 Summer Natural Disasters Cost Insurers More Than US$3.44 Billion

The cost of insurance claims from four natural catastrophes during Australia’s 2019-2020 summer has passed A$5.19 billion (US$3.44 billion), said the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA). Thousands of new claims and property loss assessments have pushed total claims to more …

After Australia’s 2019 Floods, Insurers Begin to Bail, Banks Keep Lending

Only a year after losing their homes to floods in parts of Australia’s north eastern coast of Queensland, people are moving into new houses built on or near the same plots. But while banks have been only too willing to …

Insured Property Losses from Australia’s Townsville Floods in 2019 Hit A$1.24B: PERILS

PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has disclosed its fourth and final property loss estimate for the flood event which hit northern Queensland, Australia, and in particular the city of Townsville, between Jan. 26 and …

Australian Insurers Declare Catastrophe for Losses from East Coast Flooding

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared a catastrophe for property losses caused by storms and flooding along the east coast since February 5. Insurers said they have received 10,000 claims with the value of claims estimated at $45 …

Property Loss Estimate for Australia’s Townsville Floods Rises to A$1.22B: PERILS

The property insurance market loss from the Australia’s Townsville floods, which affected northern Queensland, Australia, between Jan. 26 and Feb. 10, 2019, has risen to A$1.22 billion (US$827.1 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides catastrophe insurance …

Loss Estimate for Australia’s Townsville Flood Rises to A$1.041 Billion: PERILS

Insured property losses for floods that affected northern Queensland, Australia, and in particular the city of Townsville, have risen to A$1.041 billion ($727 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This second estimate …

Insured Property Loss for Northern Australia Floods Estimated at A$957M: PERILS

Initial insured property losses for floods that recently affected northern Queensland, Australia, and in particular the city of Townsville, are estimated at A$957 million, according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. The Townsville floods …

Australia Floods Cost Insurers US$635M in February: Aon’s Catastrophe Recap

Australia’s Northern Queensland experienced widespread flooding from Jan. 26 to Feb. 7, which cost insurers more than A$893 million (US$635 million) with total economic losses of at least A$1.7 billion (US$1.2 billion). according to Impact Forecasting, Aon’s catastrophe model development …

January’s U.S. Storms, Australia Floods Bring Economic Damages Near $2B: Aon

Multiple winter storms and extreme cold led to 45 deaths and cost the U.S. economy $1 billion during January, according to Aon’s Global Catastrophe Recap – January 2019. The report listed the winter storm events in the U.S. during the …

Insurance Council of Australia Declares Catastrophe for Queensland Floods

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) declared a catastrophe for insurance policyholders who have been affected by torrential rain and flooding in the northeastern Australian state of Queensland. “The Queensland government and emergency services have informed the Insurance Council that …