Hurricane Sandy expected to lead to higher insurance rates

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Hurricane Sandy likely to boost property insurance rates in the future Hurricane Sandy is receding, but has solidified its status as a “superstorm.” The hurricane made landfall earlier this week and has since caused widespread damage throughout much of the northeastern U.S. Massive storm surges caused major flooding in heavily populated cities such as New York City and power outages that have affected millions of people. Hurricane Sandy has caused a significant amount of damage, but some of the storms impact may linger well into the future in the form…

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Hurricane Sandy may cause $20 billion in losses

New York grocery store sold old of water due to Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, causing chaos Hurricane Sandy is causing havoc in the northeastern U.S. The storm finally made landfall on Monday, striking New Jersey with 115mph winds that pushed water from the ocean into several states along the East Coast, including Virginia, New York, and Maryland. Though the storm is classified as a Category 1, it has already managed to caused a significant amount of damage with just its powerful winds. When the flooding that the storm has caused is factored into its overall impact, Hurricane Sandy could be…

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Hurricane Sandy slams East Coast

Hurricane Sandy Insurance News

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall and insurers scramble to mitigate impact Hurricane Sandy has hit  the East Coast of the U.S. after building in strength throughout the majority of the past week. U.S. Insurers have been working to prepare for the hurricane, which is expected to cause a significant amount of damage as it passes through densely populated cities in the northeastern region of the country. Claims teams and insurance adjusters have been mobilized to areas that are expected to see the most damage ahead of the storm in an attempt…

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Hurricane Isaac may cause $1.5 billion in damage

Hurricane Isaac Homeowners Insurance Industry Damages

Eqecat predicts the havoc caused by Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Isaac may cause more than $1.5 billion in damage as it makes its way through Louisiana, according to Eqecat, a leading catastrophe modeling firm. The hurricane, which made landfall earlier in the week, is expected to makes its way through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Thus far, the storm has caused a significant amount of damage in and has left more than 644,000 people across several states without power. Eqecat suggests that Hurricane Isaac is just reaching its stride and the storm…

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Eqecat weighs in on the recent storm in Midwest and Southern U.S

Last week’s outbreak of devastating tornadoes in the South and Midwest of the U.S. are likely to cost the insurance industry quite a lot of money. Thus far, no insurer has been keen to release estimates regarding the total cost of the disasters, but risk modeling agency Eqecat is willing to hazard a guess. The acclaimed modeling firm says that this year’s storm season is already looking to be 30% more disastrous and costly than the average of previous years. The firm also notes that tornadoes may be one of…

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