Category 5 hurricane News

New Flood Maps Coming to Georgia Coast, but Flood Risk Remains

Experts say a new federal flood map of Glynn County along Georgia’s coast may lower insurance premiums next year – but not the risk of flooding. The updated Flood Insurance Rate Map, drawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will …

Swiss Re: Miami Is More Vulnerable to Hurricanes Like Andrew

Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters’ analysis. At the time, Hurricane Andrew was the most …

Hurricane Patricia Targets Mexico; 400K People, Ports, Insurers at Risk

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest in the history of the Americas, prepared to barrel into Mexico’s Pacific coast Friday, sending guests fleeing hotels in the Puerto Vallarta resort area. About 400,000 people are considered “vulnerable,” civil protection official Jose Maria Tapia …