Lloyd’s estimates risks solar storms pose to insurance industry

Insurance Industry News - Solar Flare

Insurance industry may not be suited for powerful solar storms Lloyd’s of London has released a new report concerning the emerging risks associated with powerful solar storms. A solar storm is produced by solar flares and coronal mass ejections that are directed in the general location of the planet. Typically, such events present no significant threat to the world as they are relatively rare and not directly targeted at earth. According to Lloyd’s, however, a direct hit from such an event could have cataclysmic consequences, especially for the insurance industry.…

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U.S. to be a “weather-ready” nation as the federal government takes measures to guard against destructive weather

To date, the cost of natural disasters befalling the U.S. has reached $35 billion. The year is not yet over and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts several turbulent storms crowding the horizon. While there can be no guarantee whether these storms will actually come to pass, the federal government is not willing to suffer more losses at the hands of nature. NOAA, along with the National Weather Service, is now tasked with making the nation “weather-ready.” The initiative aims to provide protection to communities throughout the nation…

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