Hurricanes News

U.S. Cities Ranked Most Vulnerable to Coastal Floods Due to Climate Change

This week is the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which developed in late October and moved over the East Coast starting on Oct. 29, 2012, causing more than $70 billion in damage and killing 280 people. To mark that anniversary, Climate …

Investors Remain Committed to ILS Market Despite Q3 Catastrophes: WTW

ILS investors are responding to the recent spate of natural disasters by making their payments to ceding companies, while continuing to raise more money and preparing to make new investments, according to Willis Towers Watson Securities. None of the third …

Swiss Re Estimates $3.6B in Claims from U.S. Hurricanes & Mexican Quakes

Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, estimated its claims burden from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in the United States and from two earthquakes in Mexico at roughly $3.6 billion in the third quarter. For the industry overall, Zurich-based Swiss …

Zurich Estimates Claims of US$700M from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria

Zurich Insurance Group estimates that Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will aggregate claims in the third quarter of approximately US$700 million, net of reinsurance and before tax. After tax, the losses are expected to be around US$620 million, the company …

Argo and Aspen Issue Loss Estimates for Q3 Natural Catastrophes

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. and Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. have issued their third quarter catastrophe loss estimates, primarily related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as the earthquakes in Mexico City. Argo, the Bermuda-based specialty insurance and …

Storm Ophelia Set to Slam Coast of Ireland; Extreme Winds, Flooding Expected

Irish authorities warned some of the worst weather conditions to hit the country in 50 years will endanger lives, as Storm Ophelia’s remnants batter the coast with “extreme” conditions. Met Eireann, the nation’s weather service, extended its most severe warning …

Ireland Readies for Hurricane Ophelia, One of Its Strongest Storms in 50-Plus Years

Ophelia strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane forecast to strike Ireland, where one of the nation’s strongest storms in half a century threatens everything from farms to a golf course owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump. Ophelia’s …

Lloyd’s Outlook Is Negative on Hurricane Losses; Ratings Affirmed: S&P

S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook on the Society of Lloyd’s to negative from stable, while reaffirming the market’s ‘A+’ insurer financial strength and long-term counterparty credit ratings on Lloyd’s. With estimated net losses of £3.3 billion ($4.4 billion) …

Q3 2017 Likely to Be One of Costliest for Natural Disasters: Aon Report

The third quarter of 2017 is likely to break a new record as one of the costliest quarters for natural catastrophes, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. “The month of September was exceptionally busy and marked …

UPDATE 2: Global Re/Insurers Estimate Price Tag of Q3 Hurricanes & Quakes

Losses from Hurricane Maria and other recent 2017 natural catastrophes, including Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the Mexico City earthquakes and other events, have led global insurers and reinsurers to issue profit warnings. Below are statements from insurers and reinsurers in …