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Looking ahead while looking back on a record-breaking 2017

For insurers, 2017 was defined by a series of natural and man-made disasters that resulted in record-breaking losses. To that ...

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Paving the Way to Narrowing Protection Gap in Asia

Economic losses from disaster events in Asia were an estimated USD 31 billion in 2017, of which only USD 5 ...

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Asia Pacific nations united in tackling disaster risk

From earthquakes along the Ring of Fire to landfalling category 5 typhoons, countries in the Asia-Pacific region of the world ...

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Harvey, we have a problem!

Houston is a microcosm of the flooding problem in the United States. Combine population growth with aggressive development in an ...

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The Great Ice Storm of 1998 - 20 Years Later

Do you remember what you were doing the week of January 5,1998? For millions of Quebecois that week will ...

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Cities to Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades

Time to start thinking where Europe needs to take action on financial resilience. Bloomberg recently outlined that coastal communities from ...

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Can we learn from little Bermuda?

Over the last couple of months we've seen the destruction a hurricane can do to a home. As a ...

STORY URL: http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2003/09/17/bermuda-offers-lesson-in-hurricane-preparedness

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Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs..

Last week, five excited Cat Perils Stormers went to see the latest catastrophe movie 'Geostorm'. It goes without explanation: 3D ...

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Parametric cover a win for Florida homeowners

For Florida homeowners, hurricanes are unavoidable and insurance is a must-have. But in most cases, only a portion of the ...

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My people them dey stay for poor surroundings*

In 2012, the star architect Kunlé Adeyemi unveiled his “floating school” in Makoko, one of more than 100 slums in ...

STORY URL: http://africasacountry.com/2016/10/my-people-them-dey-stay-for-poor-surroundings/

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In the arena with Irma

I saw it coming. Yet only now do I realize how much I did not see it coming. What I ...

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How well can we predict North Atlantic hurricane activity?

Hurricane activity in the North Atlantic has gone through extended, multi-decadal periods of generally above-normal and below-normal activity. "Active" periods ...

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Urban Floods and Insurance: Insights from India and Asia

On 29 August, 2017, as Hurricane Harvey was still pounding the city of Houston, Texas, with an unprecedented1000 mm of ...

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Psychology of flood insurance

Post-Hurricane Harvey news stories brought national attention to the fact that only 17% of homeowners in affected areas had flood ...

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