Tag: cyclone

Major environmental disasters: May 2017

Impact Forecasting has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during May 2017. Several low pressure systems that brought heavy rainfall to portions of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes last month caused “hundreds of millions” in U.S. dollars and ...

Did you know that the hurricane naming system originates from World War II?

On Aug. 23, 2005, a troubling tropical depression began to form just off the coast of the southeastern Bahama Islands. Six days later, after first making landfall in southern Florida as a Category 3 storm, Hurricane Katrina would hit southeastern Louisiana with winds up to 140 mph, leaving in its wake a path of destruction ...

Major environmental disasters: April 2017

Impact Forecasting has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during April 2017. View the full Impact Forecasting April 2017 Global Catastrophe Recap report (PDF). Flooding in multiple communities in southern Ontario and Quebec in April and into May ...

2017 Hawaii hurricane season to be more active than normal, but not extreme

The 2017 Central Pacific hurricane season, which includes interests in Hawaii, is likely to be active but not nearly as busy as 2015. The Central Pacific basin is the area bounded by 140 and 180 degrees west longitude and includes the islands and waters surrounding Hawaii. "The combination of warm water and a typical amount ...