Hurricanes News

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 …

Hurricane Humberto Knocks Out Power Lines, Plunging Bermuda into Darkness

Hurricane Humberto knocked out power lines in Bermuda on Wednesday night, plunging nearly the whole Atlantic archipelago into darkness, as the storm whipped the British territory with powerful winds and heavy rain. Even as Hurricane Humberto was moving away, Miami-based …

Humberto Becomes Major Hurricane but Bermuda Could Be Spared Direct Hit

Bermuda residents boarded up windows of homes and businesses on Wednesday as Hurricane Humberto became a major storm on route the Atlantic archipelago, although forecasts showed they could be spared a direct hit. Hurricane force winds and rains were expected …

New Tropical Storm Threatens Bahamas and Could Set Sights on Eastern Florida

Tropical storm warnings have been declared for the Bahamas, which was just battered by Hurricane Dorian, evidence of strengthening in a system that forecasters say is moving toward Florida or the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is set to drop …

Aon Launches Real-Time Loss Forecasting for U.S. Hurricanes, European Windstorms

Aon plc has launched Automated Event Response (AER), designed to enable insurers to view real-time portfolio risks from two of the costliest perils: U.S. hurricane and European windstorm. Insurers, which aim to indemnify customers as soon as possible after a …

Update: Tropical Storm Dorian to Sideswipe Puerto Rico, but Heads to Florida

Tropical Storm Dorian is about to sideswipe Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. And if you live on Florida’s east coast, it may be time to start gathering supplies. Chances are increasing that the storm will approach Florida bringing …

Update: Tropical Storm Dorian Strengthens as It Heads Toward Barbados

Tropical Storm Dorian is gaining strength as it approaches the Lesser Antilles and is forecast to skirt Puerto Rico as a weak hurricane. The storm was about 30 miles (50 kilometers) east-southeast of Barbados as of 8 p.m. New York …

Hurricane Barry Cost Economy $600M, Insurers $300M: Aon Catastrophe Report

Total economic losses, largely flood-driven, were expected to exceed US$600 million, while public and private insurers paid out nearly US$300 million, said Aon in its latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the …

Vast Sahara Dust Cloud Hinders Formation of Tropical Storms in Atlantic

Dry air from the Sahara that’s carrying enough dust it can be seen from space is preventing thunderstorms over the Atlantic from strengthening into powerful tropical systems. The system sits hundreds of miles southeast of the Lesser Antilles, an arc …

IBHS Chief Wright Urges Congress to Consider Tax Credits for Climate Resilience

Roy E. Wright, CEO and president of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, wants Congress to consider financing resilience. The IBHS chief testified during a recent appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee that severe weather events …