AIR Estimates Losses from European Windstorm Xaver at Between EUR 700 Million and EUR 1.4 Billion

BOSTON, Dec. 12, 2013 – Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that insured wind losses from Extratropical Cyclone Xaver will range between EUR 700 million and EUR 1.4 billion, with the majority of the losses in Denmark, Germany, and the UK. Losses also occurred in the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, and Norway. The strong extratropical cyclone (ETC) known as Xaver came ashore on Thursday, December 5, in Scotland with wind speeds comparable to those of a Category 1 hurricane. It then headed south and moved across the North Sea to the…

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Northern Europe Cleans Up After Extratropical Cyclone Xaver: AIR

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BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2013 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, last week, Extratropical Cyclone Xaver affected large parts of northern Europe, particularly the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, southern Sweden, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Xaver followed approximately five weeks after Windstorm Christian battered Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, France, UK, and Sweden in late October. AIR estimated insured losses of between EUR 1.5 billion and EUR 2.3 billion from Christian. “Hurricane-force winds caused widespread power outages and travel disruptions throughout the region, but the…

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Downgraded Tropical Storm Ingrid Makes Landfall on Mexico’s East Coast: AIR Worldwide

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BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2013 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Tropical Storm Ingrid had weakened from its Category 1 hurricane status by the time it made landfall near the small town of La Pesca on the eastern coast of Mexico between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. CDT this morning. The National Hurricane Center’s 7:00 a.m. CDT Public Advisory reported that an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft and radar imagery had confirmed that Ingrid had made landfall and that the storm’s wind speed had not increased in intensity as anticipated…

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Tropical Storm Gabrielle Buffets Bermuda, First Hurricane of 2013 Season Forms: AIR

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BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2013 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, one day after regenerating into a tropical storm after fizzling in the Caribbean last week, Gabrielle’s center came within 65 km (40 miles) west-southwest of Bermuda this morning. As of the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) 11 a.m. AST advisory today, Gabrielle was about 90 km (55 miles) west of Bermuda and has moved little over the past few hours. “The storm’s maximum sustained winds weakened to 80 km/h (50 mph), although tropical storm force wind gusts could continue…

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AIR Worldwide Reports from Areas Affected by Sandy

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According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Sandy’s diameter made it the largest Atlantic hurricane on record in terms of the span of tropical storm-force winds. The huge radius helped to keep the winds at Category 1 intensity and allowed the storm to interact with a system from the west that resulted in severe weather across a wide swath of the eastern United States. This week two AIR teams were deployed to survey damage in New York and New Jersey. Commentary in this report provide an initial glimpse into the…

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