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2017 Nat Cats: Parallels for Australia & New Zealand

Swiss Re's 50th anniversary sigma report "Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters" highlights just how damaging 2017 was. Total global ...

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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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What are the economic impacts of hurricanes?

Harvey just finished its devastating path over the country – last as a tropical depression – and hurricane Irma is developing into ...

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My life in cat modeling

Hurricane Andrew was a devastating event with far
reaching consequences. The massive insured loss caused the insurance industry to realize ...

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Hurricane Andrew - an event that changed property insurance

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, some 25 years ago now, I can vividly remember the pictures of Homestead ...

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Hurricanes: too early to return to long-term activity?

Hurricane Wilma wreaked havoc when striking Florida in 2005, being the last of four major hurricanes to affect the United ...

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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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Another Hurricane season and a flurry of articles


Recently a few articles and papers have crossed my desk regarding hurricane activity, or the lack thereof. The first was ...

STORY URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/05/18/global-warming-fueling-fewer-but-stronger-hurricanes-study-says/

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Urban resilience initiatives are key to nat cat recovery

In recent years, cities around the world are taking concrete steps to protect their residents against natural disasters, including building ...

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