windstorm News

Northwest Windstorm Kills 1, Thousands Lose Power

One person died after a tree fell on them and thousands of people in western Washington were without power as high winds blew into the region Tuesday. According to Anne Nesbit with Key Peninsula Fire, a tree fell on a …

Meetings Planned in Connecticut Districts on October Storm Response

Connecticut lawmakers are planning public meetings in legislative districts to hear firsthand how communities were impacted by last month’s damaging windstorm that left more than 100,000 residents without power for multiple days. The General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee originally …

Does a CPP Cover Trees Knocked Over by a Hurricane?

Last week we entered into a discussion of downed trees, in particular, trees downed by a hurricane. We spent our time dealing with the HO-3 policy and how it responds. If you didn’t catch that, take a look at last …

Family of Washington Man Killed by Tree Toppled in Windstorm Sues

The family of a Washington state man who was killed during an intense windstorm when a tree fell on his car has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the developer of the project where the tree was located. Jamie Fay …

2015 Global Insured Losses Lowest Since 2009 Despite El Niño Effects: Carpenter

One of the strongest El Niño periods on record and a positive phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation were the climate drivers in 2015 that led to an exceptional season of Pacific tropical storms and severe windstorms and flooding in …

PERILS Raises Insured Property Loss Estimate for UK Storms Eva & Frank to £578M

Property insurance market losses from flooding brought by UK storms Eva and Frank have risen to £578 million ($818.9 million), compared to an initial loss estimate of £526 million ($745.2 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides …

PERILS Reduces Loss Estimate to £662M for Floods from UK’s Storm Desmond

PERILS AG disclosed its second, revised loss estimate for the floods which hit the UK from Dec. 4 to 24 following Storm Desmond. The latest estimate of the property insurance market loss is £662 million (933.2 million), compared to the …

Insured Property Loss from UK Storms Eva & Frank Estimated at $767.7M: PERILS

The initial estimate of the insured property market loss for UK flood damage during the period from Dec. 25, 2015 to Jan. 14, is £526 million ($767.7 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. …

Insured Losses from U.K. Storm Desmond Estimated at $1.1 Billion: PERILS

The initial estimate of the insured property market loss for flood damage caused by storm Desmond during Dec. 4-24, 2015 is £717 million ($1 billion), while windstorm losses from the event are estimated at £42 million ($59.3 million), according to …

Palomar, TriCoast Insurance Launch Windstorm-Hurricane Product in Hawaii

Palomar Specialty Insurance Co. has partnered with TriCoast Insurance Services, LLC to offer a residential windstorm-hurricane insurance product in Hawaii. The product is a stand-alone hurricane coverage that will be offered through local independent agents. Palomar’s stand-alone residential hurricane program …