Tornadoes in Georgia cause $6 million in losses for the homeowners insurance sector

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Several tornadoes have struck Georgia, causing significant damage in some parts of the state Six tornadoes struck Georgia early last week, five of which hit the metro Atlanta area. These tornadoes generated thousands of homeowners insurance claims and insurance adjusters were deployed to the affected areas in order to help assess t he damage that was caused. According to Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, more than $6 million in insured losses were caused by the six tornadoes. Most of the damage caused by these disasters was to homes and vehicles. Homeowners…

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AIR Estimates Insured Losses in the U.S. from Hurricane Isaac of between USD 700

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Hurricane Isaac Damage Report: Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that insured losses from Hurricane Isaac to onshore properties in the U.S. will be between USD 700 million and USD 2 billion. AIR estimates include wind and storm surge damage to onshore residential, commercial and industrial properties and their contents, automobiles, and time element coverage (additional living expenses for residential properties and business interruption for commercial properties). “Isaac made two separate landfalls, both as a Category 1 hurricane,” said Dr. Tim Doggett, principal scientist at AIR Worldwide. “The first occurred…

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AIR Expands Its Catastrophe Risk Engineering Solutions to Include Supply Chain Risk Quantification

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Insurance news… AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced today that it has expanded its suite of Catastrophe Risk Engineering (CRE) solutions to help quantify, mitigate, and manage the risk associated with the impact of catastrophes on supply chain networks. AIR’s new offering will help risk managers better assess and reduce their risk from catastrophic perils such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and tsunamis. This includes risk not only from physical damage but also from direct and contingent business interruption losses across the entire supply chain network. “The catastrophe risk to supply chain networks…

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Nationwide and Allied Insurance team to respond to natural disasters in Southeastern U.S.

Nationwide and Allied Insurance are coming together to provide policyholders with quick assistance in the wake of natural disasters that have come to the Southeastern U.S. In the past year, residents of Southeastern states have been inundated with storms, tornadoes and floods. These disasters have caused extensive damage to homes and businesses and put severe strain on the economy of the region. Insurers hold out hope that 2012 will not be a retelling of the previous year in terms of catastrophes, but recent storms have shaken that hope. The two…

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