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Lots to "like" about social media during a disaster

Few who live in the United States and are old enough to recall Hurricane Katrina will ever forget the devastating ...

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Lessons must be learned from hyperbole and hypotheticals

Within the last several weeks, the number of news articles going into dark and scary places has been relatively high ...

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African Risk Capacity expands for more climate resilience

The G7 leaders officially endorsed the African Risk Capacity (ARC) as a model for climate risk insurance at their recent ...

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Don't let your first time be your last time

The 2015 annual storm surge report from Core Logic, a firm specializing in global property information and analytics, finds that ...

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Vanuatu after cyclone Pam

How can insurance help?

My husband and I recently spent a few days in Vanuatu, mainly in the Port Vila ...

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Mind the gap! UK insurers address property protection gap

2014 was another year marked by human and economic loss due to natural catastrophes. Another year of staggering numbers, over ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/events/UK_NatCat_sigma_2015.html

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El Niño is under way… Any impact on natural catastrophes?

You probably remember from your natural science classes at school: El Niño is a large scale reversal of normal atmospheric ...

STORY URL: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ninonina.html

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San Andreas movie: facts within the fiction

Released on May 29, 2015, the movie San Andreas tells the story of massive earthquakes devastating California as a helicopter ...

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Tornado Summit focuses on threat awareness

Earlier this year I had the fascinating opportunity to attend the 4th Annual National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma City and ...

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Tropical Storm Ana: A Pre-Season Prelude?

After the recent forecast for a quiet Atlantic hurricane season in 2015, some might have been surprised to see Tropical ...

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Can we afford to ignore Himalayan quakes any longer?

The Himalayan Mountain ranges are largely known as a top destination for trekking because of their pristine peaks and breathtaking ...

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New global view on earthquake risk in CatNET

Compared to other natural hazards, major earthquakes are rare in most parts of the world. But, when they do strike ...

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Hurricane forecast: Out of sight should not mean out of mind

Within the last few days Colorado State University, an institution known for its extended range hurricane forecasts, issued its forecast ...

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Disaster risk reduction: Can we do more?

NHK, Yomiuri and Asahi, all well-known Japanese media recently featured the SR study "Mind the Risk" which ranked Tokyo-Yokohama metropolis ...

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