Hundreds of Homes Inundated as Floods Sweep Through the UK: AIR

UK Flood Car Trapped under a bridge

BOSTON, Nov. 27, 2012 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, heavy rainfall began lashing the British Isles on Thursday, November 22, prompting hundreds of warnings and alerts. As of Tuesday, November 27 at 3 PM GMT, there were 182 flood warnings, two severe flood warnings, and 225 flood alerts in place, affecting virtually every region in England and Wales. The southwest areas of England, particularly the counties of Cornwall and Devon, have thus far borne the brunt of the rainfall, with some places recording over 150 mm of…

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Alabama falls victim to yet another outbreak of tornados this week – estimated cost of disaster at $30 million

Birmingham, Alabama, was hit by strong winds and a number of tornados earlier this week that caused extensive damage to homes and businesses. The city was not the only place that fell prey to disaster, however, as the storms made their way throughout much of the state. Risk modeling firm EQECAT originally estimated that the disasters could cost insurers $15 million. After surveying the extent of damage, the firm has revised that estimation to $30 million. A total of ten tornados formed early Monday morning, causing havoc and alarming unprepared…

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