Two Landfalls by Hurricane Isaac cause Severe Flooding in Louisiana: AIR

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BOSTON, Aug. 29, 2012 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, by 7:00 AM CDT this morning (8:00 AM EDT), Isaac had made two separate landfalls, both as a Category 1 hurricane. The first occurred on August 28 at low-lying Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, at around 7:45 PM CDT. Instead of continuing inland as expected, the storm veered sharply to the southwest and re-emerged over the water, which allowed it to maintain its strength. It then made a second landfall this morning just west of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, at around…

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Carlotta Makes Landfall and Dissipates over Mexico’s Mountainous Terrain

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Insurance News – Primary Threat from Flooding and Landslides: AIR BOSTON, June 17, 2012 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide,  Hurricane Carlotta came onshore Friday night as a Category 1 storm near the Oaxacan town of Puerto Escondido (est. pop. 26,000 in 2010), about 200 miles southeast of Acapulco. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), maximum sustained winds were 90 mph at landfall. Given the currently available information, AIR does not expect significant insured losses from Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season. “Carlotta was…

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Mississippi could lose its access to flood insurance because of state law

Residents of Mississippi are in danger of losing their flood insurance if state legislators do not take action on a particular law. The state was put on notice by the Federal Emergency Management Agency late last week because one of the state’s laws makes hunting and fishing camps exempt from the building codes that govern the flood prone areas of the state. FEMA claims that if the issue is not resolved by May 5th, those receiving coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program will see their policies canceled. According to…

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Andrea-2012’s First Named European Windstorm-Causes Damage and Accidents in Parts of Germany

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Windstorm Andrea passed through the U.K. earlier this week, fast on the heels of Windstorm Ulli, which brought widespread travel and power disruptions to Scotland. Andrea- the first named European storm of 2012- formed southwest of Iceland on Tuesday, 3 January. Late Wednesday (4 January), Andrea passed to the north of the U.K., bringing strong winds, particularly to central England, and causing power outages and travel disruption. “The system intensified as it traveled east. Early yesterday, Andrea was centered over Denmark with a…

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Typhoon Nalgae on Course to Hit the Philippines

BOSTON, Sept. 30, 2011 — According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Nalgae (named “Quiel” by the Philippines state weather bureau, PAGASA) formed on September 24 east of Guam from an area of convection with a weak low-level circulation center. Over the next several days, Nalgae became better organized under moderate vertical wind shear and high sea surface temperatures of 29°C-30°C. It strengthened to tropical storm strength and was named by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on September 26. Nalgae is the nineteenth named tropical cyclone of the 2011…

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Irene Makes Landfall Near Cape Lookout, North Carolina

BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2011 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, the eye of Hurricane Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina at about 7:30 am EDT, Saturday, August 27. As of the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) 11:00 am advisory, Irene-now a Category 1 storm (down from Category 2 status yesterday)- Irene is moving to the north-northeast at about 15 mph, and this forward motion is expected to continue over the next 24 hours. “Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph,” said Dr. Tim Doggett, principal scientist, AIR…

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AIR Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses in the Caribbean from Hurricane Irene at

BOSTON, Aug. 26, 2011 -AIR Worldwide estimates that insured losses in the Caribbean from Hurricane Irene will be between USD 500 million and USD 1.1 billion. AIR expects the Bahamas will account for more than 60% of the insured loss-between USD 300 million and USD 700 million. This estimate includes wind and precipitation-induced flood damage to insured onshore residential, commercial and industrial properties (and their contents), automobiles, and business interruption losses in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, and other Caribbean territories. Hurricane Irene has exited the…

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