Tropical Cyclone Idai Devastates Mozambique, Zimbabwe with Death Toll Rising

Article 0 Comments A tropical cyclone killed at least 166 people in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, destroying roads and bridges and curbing electricity exports to neighboring South Africa. The death toll has risen sharply since Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall almost directly over the Mozambican port city of Beira on Friday, […]

Cyclone Idai Causes at Least 60 Deaths, Widespread Destruction in Mozambique

Article 0 Comments Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has already caused at least 60 deaths in southern Africa, lashed Mozambique’s coast Friday, knocking out electricity and phone networks in its fourth-biggest city. Idai made landfall just after midnight after strengthening to the equivalent of a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson […]

Deadly Tropical Cyclone Idai Barrels Towards Mozambique

Article 0 Comments Tropical Cyclone Idai bore down on Mozambique’s coast as it prepared to make landfall for a second time since causing flooding in southern Africa last week that killed at least 60 people. Idai is equivalent to a Category 3 storm on the Saffir–Simpson scale, packing wind gusts […]

Tropical Cyclone Idai Expected to Hit Mozambique as Strongest Storm in Decade

Article 0 Comments The strongest tropical cyclone in at least a decade is expected to make landfall in Mozambique at the end of the week, bringing devastating winds and floods to the central coastline. The storm, named Idai, has already strengthened to the equivalent of a Category 3 storm, the […]

Final Insured Losses for Europe’s Storm Friederike/David Estimated at €1.7B: PERILS

Article 0 Comments The final loss estimate for Extratropical Cyclone Friederike, also known as David, reached €1.672 Billion ($1.906 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This compares to the previous PERILS loss report of €1.675 billion ($1.910 billion), which was released on […]

Tropical Cyclone Penny Slams North Australia Coast Near Rio Tinto Mine

Article 0 Comments Tropical Cyclone Penny slammed into the far north coast of Australia’s Queensland state near Rio Tinto Group’s Weipa bauxite mine, triggering warnings of flash flooding and damaging winds. The category 1 cyclone, with wind gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour, is expected to weaken into […]

Final Insured Loss for Germany-Austria’s Storm Herwart Rises to €264M: PERILS

Article 0 Comments The final estimate of insured property losses for Extratropical Cyclone Herwart, which primarily affected Austria and Germany on Oct. 29, 2017, is €264 million (US$300.6 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This estimate compares to the third loss estimate […]

Severe Cyclone Titli Hits Eastern India, Killing 2 People, Displacing 300,000

Article 0 Comments A severe cyclone damaged homes and blew down trees and power poles Thursday in eastern India, where two people were killed and nearly 300,000 moved to higher ground. The cyclone named Titli, or Butterfly, had winds blowing up to 150 kilometers per hour (95 mph) when it […]

Tropical Cyclone Luban in Arabian Sea Could Threaten Oman, Yemen

Article 0 Comments Tropical Cyclone Luban is gathering strength in the Arabian Sea and could threaten Yemen and Oman later this week, according to a report from Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Weather Underground. Luban is forecast to strengthen into the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane by mid-to-late week, said Weather […]

Final Insured Loss for Germany’s Cyclone Xavier in 2017 Estimated at €324M: PERILS

Article 0 Comments The final insured property market losses for Extratropical Cyclone Xavier, based on loss data collected from affected insurers, is €324 million ($372.5 million), according to estimates issued by PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This compares to the third loss estimate of […]