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Cat Risk Modelers Air Worldwide, KCC Release Laura Insured Loss Estimates

Estimates for insured property losses associated with Hurricane Laura by catastrophe risk modeling firms Air Worldwide and Karen Clark and Co. (KCC) are similar — both fall into the $8 billion range — but they are not exactly the same. …

RMS Estimates Insured Losses from Hurricane Isaias at $3-$5 Billion

Estimated total insured losses from Hurricane Isaias will be between $3.0 and $4.5 billion in the U.S. This includes estimated losses to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) of between $400 and $700 million, according to RMS, the catastrophe risk …

Karen Clark & Co. Estimates $350M Insured Loss from Hurricane Hanna

Catastrophe risk modeling firm, Karen Clark & Company (KCC) has estimated the insured loss from Hurricane Hanna, which made landfall on Padre Island, Texas, on July 26, will be close to $350 million, excluding National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) losses. …

Pandemic-Hit Re/insurers Expect a Costly Hurricane Season – and Rates Are Rising

The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on Monday could signal more steep losses for insurers and reinsurers, already battered by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their underwriting and investment positions. However, recent years of hefty damage …

Total Losses in Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian Estimated at $7 Billion

Hurricane Dorian inflicted an estimated $7 billion in total insured and uninsured losses on the Bahamas, according to catastrophe risk modeling firm Karen Clark & Company (KCC). This includes building, contents, and business interruption exposures for commercial, residential and industrial …

Karen Clark: Hurricane Michael Losses Could Reach $8B

Catastrophe modeling firm Karen Clark & Co. (KCC) estimates insured losses from Hurricane Michael will be close to $8 billion, according to the KCC high resolution U.S. Hurricane Reference Model. This estimate includes the privately insured wind and storm surge …

Damage from June 6 Texas Hailstorm Estimated at $1B

Karen Clark & Co. has estimated the June 6 hailstorm that pummeled North Texas will generate around $1 billion in insured losses to residential and commercial properties and automobiles. Baseball sized hail was reported in Dallas, Tarrant and Denton counties …

Karen Clark & Co. Estimates Insured Losses from Alberto to Near $50M

Insured losses from Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, will be close to $50 million, according to Karen Clark & Co. KCC’s High Resolution U.S. Hurricane Model estimated the insured losses to residential, commercial, …

Karen Clark & Company Updates RiskInsight Modeling Platform

Software product and consulting service provider Karen Clark & Company (KCC) has released RI4, an update to the RiskInsight open loss modeling platform. The update includes enhanced global mapping capabilities, more detailed and interactive underwriter and CEO dashboards, and advanced …

How to Manage Risk of Valuable Properties Concentrated in Coastal Areas

U.S insured property values as of 2014 exceed $90 trillion, but the bulk of that is increasingly concentrated in vulnerable coastal areas. With that in mind, new risk metrics could better help monitor exposures, Karen Clark & Co. concludes in …