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The Blue Tsunami meets the Silver Tsunami

This week, I had the great fortune of participating in the very first Chief Resilience Officers' Summit as part of ...

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Sandy at 2 years: Imagine if it came with surge AND wind

Two years have passed since Hurricane Sandy arrived on the East Coast with its record low pressure, massive 1,000 ...

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Swiss Re's new weather time-machine

I'm at the yearly Baden Baden insurance event where I got to present Swiss Re's new winter storm ...

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Southern fried resilience

Floods, earthquakes and tornadoes form a large part of the urban resilience discussion. I've experienced two of these.

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Light Show Over Chicago: The Midwest Derecho

Mother Nature kicked of the 4th of July celebrations early this year, with an impressive light show over the Chicago ...

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National Disaster Mitigation Strategy - Canada

2013 set a record in Canada as the first time the country has suffered two natural disasters causing more than ...

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When it comes to tornadoes, always expect the unexpected

Albert Einstein once said, "One need only to think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a ...

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In Brazil, some drains are more equal than others

On the morning of June 16, my attention was caught by a tv journalist telling the world about one of ...

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A hurricane, regardless of the name, is not very sweet

The start of the 2014 hurricane season coincided with the release of a study from the University of Illinois which ...

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Are potato chips the new cigarette?

Last spring, a colleague and I had just wrapped up another day at a joint claims and underwriting audit in ...

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Wising up on flood

Megan Linkin's post on the Dixieland tornado outbreak makes sobering reading.

Personally, I can't imagine what it must ...

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Learning lessons from the recent Dixieland tornado outbreak

The last week of April was not a good week for the residents of the Midwest and South. A multi-day ...

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Swiss Re goes to Washington (sort of)

On April 22, Earth Day, I spent the morning in Miami Beach,Florida, testifying before Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), who ...

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UPDATED: Late April Tornado Outbreak

2014 has so far been a fairly quiet year for tornado activity. On average there are 299 tornadoes reported from ...

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Pineapple Express: An Atmospheric River to Sunny California

Early this year (Jan 2014), you may have read about Arctic air making its way to Florida. But what about ...

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