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July’s Droughts, Wildfires, Floods Caused Billions in Global Economic Losses: Aon

Many countries across the globe saw worsening in drought-related and wildfire conditions during July, which have led to hundreds of deaths and created a significant financial impact – particularly in the agriculture, forestry, water management and fisheries industries. This was …

Typhoon Shanshan Moves Past Tokyo, Averting Major Disruption

Typhoon Shanshan spared most parts of Tokyo and is expected to head northward along Japan’s eastern coast, averting major disruption for commuters in and around the capital. The slow-moving storm was located 60 kilometers (38 miles) southeast of Mito in …

Typhoon Shanshan Approaches Tokyo, Slowly

Typhoon Shanshan continued its slow-moving approach toward the Tokyo region, with the tropical storm’s arrival likely to disrupt commuters from Wednesday night through Thursday morning. Authorities are warning that as the typhoon’s approach is unusually slow, its effects may be …

Typhoon Shanshan Heads Toward Tokyo, as 13th Tropical Storm of Season

Typhoon Shanshan is set to approach the Tokyo area later this week, bringing heavy winds and strong rains to a region suffering from a sweltering heatwave. Shanshan, the 13th tropical storm of the season, is projected to track over the …

Taiwan Prepares for Typhoon Maria, Forcing Cancellation of 250 Flights

Taiwan warned businesses and schools to prepare for extreme conditions as Severe Typhoon Maria closes in on the island, disrupting flights and curtailing futures trading. The typhoon could bring strong winds and heavy rains to northern and central Taiwan, Central …

Super Typhoon Maria Heads Toward Taiwan, Spurring Extreme Weather Warnings

A fierce typhoon is headed in the direction of Taiwan, spurring warnings over extreme weather that risks shuttering schools, businesses and the stock exchange. Super Typhoon Maria could bring strong winds and heavy rains to northern and central Taiwan in …

Typhoon Tembin Leaves Trail of Death, Destruction in Philippines

A powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the Philippines was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday [Dec. 26] and failed to make landfall in Vietnam. Hundreds of thousands of people in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta had …

Vietnam Suffers Rare $1 Billion Natural Catastrophe Loss: Aon Benfield Report

Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam during November as a Category 2 strength storm, bringing estimated economic damages of VND22.1 trillion (US$1.0 billion) – a rare billion-dollar event for the country, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development …

Typhoon Damrey’s Vietnam Death Roll Rises; AIR Worldwide Comments

A powerful typhoon that rocked Vietnam has killed at least 44 people, left more than a dozen missing and caused extensive damage to the country’s south-central region ahead of a summit that will draw leaders from around the world, the …

Severe Typhoon Hato Lashes Hong Kong; Flash Flood Warning Issued

Severe Typhoon Hato made landfall in China after it lashed Hong Kong with heavy winds and rain, forcing the city to issue the highest storm warning and its stock exchange to cancel trading for the day. The Hong Kong Observatory …