European windstorms News

$1B Insurance Price Tag for U.S. Severe Weather in March (and Other Global Events): Aon

Multiple U.S. severe weather outbreaks, including tornadoes, hail, and flooding, resulted in losses of more than $1 billion for public and private insurers during March, with economic costs approaching $2 billion, according to Aon’s monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which …

RMS Releases High Definition Models for European Severe Convective Storm

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based risk modeling and analytics firm, announced the release of new European Severe Convective Storm (EU SCS) High Definition Models. The models represent 50,000 years of simulation of hail and straight-line wind and tornado risk and include …

Insured Losses from Europe’s Storm Victoria (aka Dennis) Estimated at €286M: PERILS

The initial insured property loss estimate for Europe’s extratropical cyclone “Victoria,” also known as “Dennis,” is an estimated €286 million (US$318.4 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. The event affected the British …

Insured Losses for Europe’s Storm Sabine (aka Ciara) Estimated at €1.55B: PERILS

The initial loss estimate for extratropical cyclone Sabine”, also known as “Ciara” and “Elsa,” is €1.55 billion (US$1.8 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. The event hit the British Isles, and Western …

Storm Ciara Batters Europe with Hurricane-Force Winds, Killing at Least 5 People

A strong winter storm that has battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains and killed at least five people moved eastward Monday, causing severe travel disruptions across the continent. After striking Britain and Ireland on Sunday, the storm moved …

Economic Costs of European Weather Events in June Top $2B: Aon Report

Severe European storms during June had an economic price tag of US$2 billion, while insurers anticipated claims topping $1.5 billion, according to the latest edition of Aon’s monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report. The report said most of these losses came …

Insured Loss Estimate for European Storm Dragi-Eberhard Rises to €798M ($898.1M)

PERILS AG has disclosed its second loss estimate of €798 million ($898.1 million) for windstorm Dragi-Eberhard. This estimate compares to the initial loss estimate of €740 million ($832.9 million) which was issued by PERILS on April 18, 2019. Storm Dragi-Eberhard …

Europe’s Storm Dragi-Eberhard Costs Insurers Estimated €740M ($831.8M): PERILS

The initial insured property losses for extratropical cyclone “Dragi-Eberhard,” which hit the British Isles, and Western and Central Europe on March 9-10, 2019, are estimated at €740 million ($831.8 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide …

Final Insured Losses for Europe’s Storm Friederike/David Estimated at €1.7B: PERILS

The final loss estimate for Extratropical Cyclone Friederike, also known as David, reached €1.672 Billion ($1.906 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This compares to the previous PERILS loss report of €1.675 …

Multiple Smaller Natural Disasters in 2018 Created ‘Unusual’ Insured Loss Picture: Willis

Insured loss estimates from major natural catastrophes in 2018 totaled roughly $71.5 billion, the highest since 2011’s annual market losses of $120 billion, according to Willis Re. However, the insured losses in 2018 are slightly less than half of those …