Posts Tagged ‘hurricane’



January 19th, 2017

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Latin America: Part II

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aidan-pope-headshot-sm21Aidan Pope, Managing Director

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In response to the continued need for post-event budget allocation, the Mexican federal government established the Fund for Natural Disasters (FONDEN) in 1996 (1). It is a financial vehicle by which the federal government provides pre-event funding from tax revenues for post-disaster response and reconstruction - it has been critical in providing the government with access to international risk transfer schemes.

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January 17th, 2017

Further Considerations on the Hurricane “Shield” Theory

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james-wallerJames Waller, Ph.D, Research Meteorologist

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A recent New York Times article titled “Conditions That Form More Hurricanes Also Protect U.S., Study Finds” (1) notes a hurricane “shield” for the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons. The article, based on recent research by James Kossin, (2) provides valuable insight, including some notes of caution from other experts in the field, but the observations should be treated with a moment of pause. Some key points to consider:

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January 16th, 2017

Chart: Top Ten Significant Insured Loss Events: 2016

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The table lists the latest estimates for the top ten significant insured loss events for 2016.

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January 12th, 2017

GC Capital Ideas Top CAT-i Stories: 2016

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Here is a look back at the top CAT-i stories for the year 2016.

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December 20th, 2016

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in the United States: National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): Part II

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day-2-headshot-jonathan_clark_april-2015-crop-sm22lorenz_cheryl_sm21Jonathan Clark, Managing Director and Cheryl Lorenz, Vice President

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The new reinsurance program consists of a USD 1 million limit to protect against flood claim losses to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that exceed USD 5 million in order to test the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) ability to receive reinsurance claim payments and process reinstatement premium. Once that USD 1 million limit is exhausted, the reinsurance will be reinstated for an additional USD 1 million limit to protect against large flooding events that generate losses to the NFIP in excess of USD 5.5 billion. Given the geographic spread of NFIP policyholders, such events would most likely result from flood losses that were related to a large tropical storm or hurricane.

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November 10th, 2016

Asia Pacific Catastrophe Report 2016: Executive Summary: Post-El Niño: Part II

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bromo-volcano-east-java-indonesia-smIn June, the Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre (GCACIC) and the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, released the 2016 predictions for tropical cyclone formations and landfalls. The predictions were for the period from May through October for three regions:

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November 9th, 2016

Asia Pacific Catastrophe Report 2016: Executive Summary: Post-El Niño: Part I

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bromo-volcano-east-java-indonesia-smThe U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center predicts there is 55 percent to 60 percent chance that strong El Niño conditions will transition to La Niña conditions in the fall and winter of 2016-2017.(1) This kind of transition year has been observed four times since 1950 (1966, 1973, 1983 and 1998).

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October 25th, 2016

Super Typhoon Haima, Typhoon Sarika

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typhoon_haima_typhoon_sarika-smIn the Northwest Pacific Basin, Typhoon Sarika and Super Typhoon Haima have recently affected areas of the Philippines, Vietnam and Mainland China. Both typhoons made landfall in the northern Philippines within a week, as a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Reported impacts in the northern Philippines have been especially severe, with reports of moderate to complete damage over areas of northern Luzon. Damage from wind, flooding and mudslides have been reported, together with reports of downed trees and powerlines.

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October 10th, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

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hurricane-matthew-smHurricane Matthew became a rare Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph. The hurricane followed the western edge of a subtropical ridge to inflict catastrophic damage to Haiti as a Category 4 hurricane before crossing eastern Cuba, and turning to the northwest through the Bahamas towards Florida.

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September 28th, 2016

Typhoon Megi

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typhoon-megi-smIn the Northwest Pacific Basin, Typhoon Megi made landfall in central Taiwan Tuesday afternoon, local time. The typhoon brought reports of excessive rainfall, flash-flooding, and roof damage for affected areas. Isolated rainfall amounts exceeding 1,250 millimeters (50 inches) were reported, with general rainfall amounts of 250 millimeters (10 inches) or more.

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