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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AIR Estimates Insured Losses from Last Week’s European Windstorm Christian at Between EUR 1.5 Billion and EUR 2.3 Billion

BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2013 – Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that  insured losses from Windstorm Christian (known as St. Jude in the UK) will range  between EUR 1.5 billion and EUR 2.3 billion, with the majority of insured losses  occurring in Denmark and Germany. Significant insured losses also occurred in the  Netherlands, France, UK, and Sweden. “Windstorm Christian smashed into southern Britain on Monday, October 28,  knocking down trees, flooding lowlands, and disrupting travel over land, sea, and  air,” said Gerhard Zuba, senior principal scientist at AIR Worldwide.  “Gusts…

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Northern Europe, Battered by Windstorm Christian (St. Jude): AIR Worldwide

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Windstorm “Christian” smashed into southern Britain Monday, October 28, knocking  over trees, flooding lowlands, and disrupting land, sea, and air travel. (Officially  named “Christian” by the designated authority at the Free University, Berlin, the storm has also been called “St. Jude,” “Carmen,” and “Simone” by local weather agencies in other countries.) It was one of the strongest extratropical cyclones to hit the UK in a decade. Gusts of 160 km/h (100 mph) were reported on the Isle of Wight in southern England, and…

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