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Flooding and Damaging Wind Were Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Annual Summary from CoreLogic Details 2016 Natural Hazard Events CoreLogic® analyzes and evaluates the number and severity of natural hazard events that occurred across the U.S. annually in its Natural …

Global Insured Cat Losses in First Half Are Below Long-Term Average: Munich Re

Overall losses and insured losses from natural catastrophes during the first half of 2015 were below long-term average values, according to a review of global natural catastrophes issued by Munich Re. Total natural catastrophe losses incurred in the first half …

This Winter Season Is 1 of Snowiest on Record for Boston

With 1.9 inches of snow overnight on Tuesday, Boston has now received more than 100 inches of snow this winter. The National Weather Service reported Wednesday that the snowfall as recorded at Logan International Airport is now 101.8 inches for …

Mass. Gov. Baker: Federal Officials Encouraging on Disaster Relief

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday he’s gotten encouraging signs from federal officials as he’s begun reaching out to them with Massachusetts preparing a formal request for disaster relief following the spate of snowstorms. Back home after a National Governors …

Roof Collapses Mount Across Boston Region in Weekend Snow, Rain

Roofs continue to collapse under record snow across the Boston area, most over warehouses and barns, as the latest weekend storm brings three to five inches of snow, topped off by up to a half-inch of rain in some areas. …

Snowbound Boston Area Braces for Collapsing Roofs as Rain Comes

The latest menace dealt by New England’s historic snowbound winter — the creak, crack and boom of collapsing roofs — may get worse as the region heads into a weekend forecast of rain. Rooftops, especially flat ones, have buckled under …

Connecticut Commissioner Offers Advice on Preparing for Winter Storm

As the Northeast and New England states brace for a major blizzard, Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi is offering policyholders tips on preparing for the storm and filing claims if there is property loss. “One of the most important things …

Scandinavia Hit Hard by Windstorm Dagmar AIR Reports

A report from catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide notes that Windstorm Dagmar has moved across Russia north of St. Petersburg and begun to dissipate. Its hurricane-force winds caused power outages, downed trees, landslides and other disruption across northern Scandinavia starting …