Hurricanes News

Residents in 8 Mississippi Counties Can Now Try for FEMA aid for Ida

Mississippi’s governor says residents in eight counties can now apply for federal help with Hurricane Ida expenses, and 19 counties can get public aid. Approval for help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency means “Mississippians will have access to the …

Hurricane Grace Crosses Mexico, Killing at Least 8 People

Hurricane Grace crossed through Mexico on Saturday, leaving at least eight people dead, causing floods and power cuts to more than half a million customers, before losing force as it swept toward the country’s Pacific coast. The storm entered Mexico …

Louisiana Lawmakers Eyeing Hurricanes Tackle Water System Upgrades

Spurred by recent hurricanes and a rare winter storm that demonstrated the frailty of Louisiana’s public water supply, lawmakers have set their attention on improving the state’s troubled water systems. Legislators created a new grading metric for community water systems, …

Update: Hurricane Enrique Brushes Past Mexico’s Pacific Coast

MEXICO CITY – The first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season brushed past the coastal shoulder of southwestern Mexico Monday, keeping just off shore while sweeping the coast with heavy rains and winds that raised the threat of flash floods …

U.S. Raises Average Number of Named Storms for Atlantic Hurricane Season

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has changed the number of storms that constitute an average Atlantic hurricane season, the agency said in a statement on Friday. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is using 1991-2020 as the 30-year period-of-record …

Despite Challenges, New Year Will Bring Strong, Stable Industry: Hartwig

Despite a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertainty and a halting global economic recovery, the insurance industry remains strong, stable, sound and secure. Though below pre-COVID forecasts, major indicators point to positive rates of growth and a positive return on …

A&M Study: Texas’ Future Depends on Climate Preparedness

Texans should expect warmer weather, more wildfires and urban flooding, and increased impact from hurricanes through 2036 thanks to climate change, according to a new study from the Office of the Texas State Climatologist at Texas A&M University. The study …

Hurricane Dorian’s Bahamas Storm Toll: $3.4 Billion in Damages, 3 Years of Rebuilding

The Bahamas may need to tap international debt markets as it confronts the steep cost of recovering from the most destructive hurricane ever to hit the islands. The government will probably borrow about $500 million in coming months as it …

Typhoon Hagibis to Cost Japan’s Economy $10B, with Insured Losses in Billions: Aon

Typhoon Hagibis is likely to become one of 2019’s costliest events, with economic costs of more than US$10 billion and insured losses minimally in the billions, according to Aon’s monthly catastrophe report. The storm made landfall in Japan’s Iza Peninsula …

RenaissanceRe Estimates Third Quarter Natural Catastrophe Losses of $155 Million

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced it estimates losses from third quarter 2019 catastrophe events will have an estimated net negative impact of approximately $155 million on its third quarter 2019 results. The estimated losses include Typhoon Faxai and Hurricane Dorian, which …