Floods News

Low-Level Airports at Risk from Flooding by Rising Sea Levels: Opinion

The sight of a flooded Kansai International Airport and 3,000 stranded people after Typhoon Jebi slammed into southern Japan this week should be a warning to the world’s infrastructure investors. Airports have been a highly rated asset class over the …

AIR Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses from Japan Floods Could Reach US$4B

Industry insured losses from the flooding in western Japan caused by excessive rainfall from June 28 to July 8, 2018, will be between JPY284 billion (US$2.6 billion) and JPY423 billion (US$4.0 billion), according to Boston-based catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. …

Extreme Weather Risk Grows as Warming Earth Disrupts High-Altitude Winds: Study

Scorching summer heatwaves and downpours are set to become more extreme in the northern hemisphere as global warming makes weather patterns linger longer in the same place, scientists said on Monday. They said there was a risk of “extreme extremes” …

India Hit with Worst Floods in Century, Bringing Damages of $3B, 350-Plus Deaths

Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, as authorities rushed to bring drinking water to the most affected areas, officials said Sunday. At least …

Philippine Flooding Kills at Least 6, Displaces Many Thousands

At least six people died and tens of thousands fled their homes as monsoon rain triggered flooding in the Philippine capital and nearby areas, reminiscent of the deadly Typhoon Ketsana nine years ago. About 1.1 million people have been affected …

July’s Droughts, Wildfires, Floods Caused Billions in Global Economic Losses: Aon

Many countries across the globe saw worsening in drought-related and wildfire conditions during July, which have led to hundreds of deaths and created a significant financial impact – particularly in the agriculture, forestry, water management and fisheries industries. This was …

PEAK6 Acquires Aon’s National Flood Services

PEAK6 Investments LP announced it has acquired National Flood Services (NFS) from Aon plc. NFS is a provider of business process services in flood insurance. According to a statement, the firm support nearly 87,000 active flood agents with 550 employees …

Fires, Floods & Heatwaves on 3 Continents: Blame the Jet Stream, a Warming World

Sweltering? Swimming? Choking on wildfire smoke? Blame it on the jet stream and a warming world. Kinked, buckled, stuck or stalled, it doesn’t matter how you describe it, the jet stream — the ribbon of wind that circles the Earth …

Extreme Weather in Europe and Asia Sparks Wildfires, Floods

Extreme weather that’s gripping northern Europe and parts of Asia may persist through early August, prolonging a deadly heatwave that’s parched crops and sparked devastating forest fires. Temperatures have risen to a record from Japan to Norway because of a …

Historic Rainfall, Floods in Japan Kill More Than 100; Some Factories Halt Operations

The death toll from the historic rainfall in western Japan reached 110 on Monday as rescuers stepped up efforts to clear areas hit by flooding and landslides. Some plants halted by the floods started to resume operations as the affected …