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There is good news on the Gulf Coast

Our scientists and engineers at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) have conducted a research study, which ...

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Hurricane Katrina – the storm that sunk the NFIP

It's hard to believe, but it's been a decade since Hurricane Katrina roared ashore, causing mass devastation and ...

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

Hurricane Katrina left a lasting impression on me. At the time, I was a graduate student at Texas Tech University ...

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The beginning of urban resilience

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, leading to devastating floods in New Orleans, the storm brought to ...

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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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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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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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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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Tropical cyclone Pam and Vanuatu

The recent devastating tropical cyclone that went through the Pacific Islands of Vanuatu has caught the attention of the public ...

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Severe Thunderstorms: A Global and Growing Risk

When you think of severe thunderstorms, you might think of that hail dent in the hood of your car you ...

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