Floodwaters Inundate Southern Alberta; Cleanup Continues

Floodwaters flood auto insurance claims

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, heavy rainfall from June 19 to June 21 caused serious flooding across Southern Alberta, notably in Calgary. Roads and bridges were washed away; notably, the Trans-Canada Highway was damaged by mudslides west of Calgary. As of June 28, power has been restored to much of Calgary, and the Trans-Canada Highway has been repaired west of Calgary. However, many buildings in the affected area still have flooded basements, and cleanup efforts are anticipated to continue for some time. According to AIR, starting the evening…

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Hurricane Jova Makes Landfall on Mexico’s Southwest Pacific Coast; Has Since Decreased to Tropical Storm Strength

BOSTON, Oct. 12, 2011 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Hurricane Jova made landfall as a Category 2 storm in a sparsely populated stretch of the Mexican state of Jalisco, near the town of Chamela at 23:00 local time yesterday (6:00 UTC today). Maximum sustained winds at landfall were nearly 100 mph, as originally forecast. High waves and heavy rain were also reported. “Today, Jova’s most significant threat is that from precipitation; even prior to making landfall, Jova’s outer rain bands brought heavy rainfall to Mexico’s southwest coast,”…

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