Hurricanes News

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 …

Everest Re Group Estimates Q3 Catastrophe Losses of $280 Million

Everest Re Group Ltd. announced a preliminary pre-tax catastrophe loss estimate for the third quarter of 2019 in the amount of $280 million. This amount is net of reinsurance recoveries and reinstatement premiums, said Everest Re, noting that net of …

Hurricane Dorian Ties as Strongest Landfalling Atlantic Hurricane on Record: Aon

Hurricane Dorian made landfalls in the Bahamas, North Carolina, and Canada in early September, bringing total economic and insured losses in the billions, according to Aon’s monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report. Total economic and insured losses in the Bahamas alone …

Hurricane Lorenzo Lashes Azores, Causing Minor Damage, with Ireland as Next Stop

Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores Islands with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves but causing only minor damage, according to authorities. The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the Category 2 hurricane felled …

Update: Hurricane Lorenzo Loses Power but Swells in Size as It Heads Toward Ireland

Hurricane Lorenzo, the largest storm ever to roam the Eastern Atlantic, is forecast to strike the heart of Ireland’s west coast within days carrying tropical-strength winds, driving rain and a huge storm surge. Once a Category 5 storm with 160 …

Tropical Storm Jerry Takes Aim at Bermuda, Just Days After Humberto’s Battering

Bermudians secured homes and businesses on Tuesday as they prepared for the arrival of Tropical Storm Jerry just a few days after Hurricane Humberto battered the archipelago and briefly knocked out power for most residents. Jerry is expected to pass …

Hurricane Humberto Grazes Bermuda, Causing Little Damage

Cleanup crews in Bermuda were busy at work on Thursday after Hurricane Humberto grazed the island, which escaped major harm despite winds that reached around 100 miles per hour (161 kph) snapping power poles and lifting off roofs. Debris including …