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Severe U.S. Weather During January Cost Insurers More Than $1B: Aon

Major weather and flood events in the U.S. during January will cost the insurance industry more than $1 billion as tornadoes hit a 17-year high, according a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. The most …

PERILS Discloses Final Loss Estimate for UK Storm Desmond of £604M

PERILS AG has today disclosed its fourth and final loss estimate for the floods in the UK which occurred Dec. 4-24, 2015 and were linked to storm Desmond and other low pressure systems. The revised estimate of the insured property …

PERILS Revises Loss Estimate for UK Floods from Storm Desmond to $861.4M

The insured property loss estimate for floods that hit the UK from Dec. 4 to 24, 2015, following Storm Desmond and other low pressure systems, has been revised to £597 million ($861.4 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization …

PERILS Reduces Loss Estimate to £662M for Floods from UK’s Storm Desmond

PERILS AG disclosed its second, revised loss estimate for the floods which hit the UK from Dec. 4 to 24 following Storm Desmond. The latest estimate of the property insurance market loss is £662 million (933.2 million), compared to the …

Insured Losses from U.K. Storm Desmond Estimated at $1.1 Billion: PERILS

The initial estimate of the insured property market loss for flood damage caused by storm Desmond during Dec. 4-24, 2015 is £717 million ($1 billion), while windstorm losses from the event are estimated at £42 million ($59.3 million), according to …

India Floods Top Aon Benfield/Impact Forecasting’s November Cat Recap

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has issued the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during November 2015. The report leads off with an …

Insurers Braced for Claims Surge as 10-Year High Floods Hit India

Insurers from Lombard General Insurance Co. to American International Group Inc. are bracing for a surge in Indian claims to a 10-year high after unprecedented floods last week ravaged Chennai, the city home to factories of Ford Motor Co. and …

Mexico Losses from Hurricane Patricia ‘Won’t Exceed $200 Million:’ AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that insured losses to onshore properties in Mexico from Hurricane Patricia won’t exceed $200 million. This is a surprisingly low estimate, as AIR said: “Six hours before Hurricane Patricia made landfall in the Mexican …

UPDATE: Joaquin Now a Major Hurricane; Nearing Bahamas

Joaquin is now classified as a “major hurricane,” according to the most recent bulletin from the National Hurricane Center. The storm’s “maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Joaquin is a category 3 hurricane on …

AIR Analyzes Taiwan, China Damages, Losses from Typhoon Dujuan

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide reports that Typhoon Dujuan made landfall on northeast coast of Taiwan with high winds and heavy rain near Nan’ao Township in Yilan County, late afternoon on Monday, September 28, at approximately 09:00 UTC. AIR described …