AIR Worldwide Updates Loss Estimates for Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy

Homeowners flood Insurance

BOSTON, Nov. 26, 2012 – Since Sandy made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone on October 29, 2012, in southern New Jersey, catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has been analyzing the storm’s characteristics and impacts. Informed by the latest available information on surge height and extent from the USGS, surface wind speed observation data, and findings from AIR’s post-disaster survey teams, AIR now estimates that insured losses from Sandy will be between USD 16 and USD 22 billion. AIR estimates include wind and storm surge damage to onshore residential, commercial and…

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Hurricane Sandy victims suffer long wait for insurance adjusters

Hurricane Sandy Damage flood Insurance surcharge

Hurricane Sandy brings significant delays to claims processing Hurricane Sandy may be gone, but its impact is expected to be felt well into the future. Homeowners affected by the powerful storm have been struggling with their insurance providers. Insurance adjusters were deployed ahead of the storm to help manage claims and make sure everything was processed in a quick and efficient manner. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy has proven to be more problematic than insurers had previously expected. Insurance adjusters are now telling victims that it could take more than two weeks…

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