Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) Impacts the Philippines: AIR Worldwide

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According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Super typhoon Bopha made landfall at 2100 UTC on the island of Mindanao with a central pressure of 930 mb and 10 min sustained winds of 100 kts (115 mph)). NASA-TRMM data indicate that there were maximum rainfall rates of 50-75 mm/hr at landfall. According to AIR, given that insurance penetration in this area is around 10% to 20%; insured losses are not expected to be high as a result of this event. “Bopha is a unique storm due to its intensity and…

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Typhoon Muifa Expected to Hit Mainland China This Weekend, After Delivering Heavy

BOSTON, Aug. 5, 2011 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Muifa is tracking across the Pacific Ocean, en route to mainland China, after delivering heavy rain to the Philippines Tuesday and Wednesday. Muifa is forecast to make landfall south of Shanghai this weekend, bringing high winds and heavy rains. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency’s (JMA) 18:45 UTC advisory, Muifa’s maximum ten-minute sustained winds are 157 km/hr (97 miles per hour), classifying it  as a weak Category 2 storm. Its maximum gusts are higher, at 203 km/h…

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