European windstorms News

Hurricane Leslie Hits Coast of Portugal, Injuring 27

A weakened Hurricane Leslie slammed into the coast of Portugal, leaving 27 people injured as it uprooted trees, brought down power lines and smashed store windows with gusting winds and heavy rain. Over 60 people were forced to leave their …

Natural Disasters in September Bring Costliest Damages to Date for 2018: Aon Report

Hurricane, flood, and earthquake damages made September the costliest month for natural catastrophes in 2018, according to a report from Aon’s Impact Forecasting team. September is typically the busiest month for tropical cyclone activity around the globe – and 2018 …

Loss Estimate for Europe’s Storm Friederike (aka DAVID) Rises to €1.7B ($2.0B): PERILS

The third insured loss estimate for extratropical Cyclone Friederike, also known as “David,” has risen to €1.675 billion ($2.0 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organisation that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. PERILS’ third estimate of the insured property …

Insured Losses from Europe’s Storm Friederike Rise to €1.63B (US$2.0B): PERILS

PERILS AG has issued its second loss estimate of €1.63 billion for Europe’s windstorm Friederike, also known as David. Friederike caused property damage in the British Isles, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany on Jan. 17-18, 2018, said PERILS, the independent …

PERILS Issues Updated Industry Exposure Database for Australia, Europe & Turkey

PERILS AG, the independent Zurich-based company that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has released a 2018 update of its Industry Exposure Database (IED). The updated country IEDs have again been produced from scratch, based on exposure information received from more …

PERILS Revises Loss Estimate for Europe’s Windstorm Zeus to €272M ($335.1M)

The final estimate of insured property market losses for extratropical cyclone Zeus, which mainly hit France last year on March 6-7, have been revised to €272 million (US$335.1 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe …

Europe’s Storm Friederike (aka David) to Cost Insurers €1.5B (US$1.8B): PERILS

The initial insured price tag for Extratropical Cyclone Friederike, also known as David, is an estimated €1.5 billion (US$1.8 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry catastrophe insurance data. The event caused significant property damage across …

PERILS Releases Final Loss Estimate of €248M for Cyclone Thomas/Doris

Extratropical cyclone Thomas, also known as Doris in the UK and Ireland, had an insured price tag of €248 million ($305.4 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This fourth and final insured …

January Windstorms to Cost Europe’s Insurers More Than $2B: Aon

European windstorms Friederike, Eleanor and Carmen wreaked widespread damage in January, causing insured losses of more than $2 billion, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. Of the Atlantic storm systems that hit …

PERILS Raises Insured Loss Estimate for Germany-Austria’s Cyclone Herwart

PERILS AG has raised the loss estimate for windstorm Herwart which hit Austria and Germany on Oct. 29, 2017 to €255 million ($316.9 million). This compares to the initial loss estimate of €252 million ($313.2 million) which was issued on …