Tag: damage

2017 set a record for losses from natural disasters

Insurers are set to pay out a record $135 billion to cover losses from natural disasters in 2017.

Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war?

Who clears up the wreckage of natural and man-made catastrophes and where does it go?

Major environmental disasters: August 2017

Hurricane Harvey is likely to be one of the costliest natural disasters in the USA. See the list of major environmental disasters in August 2017.

Cyclone Zeus’ loss estimated at 284 million euros

The revised loss estimate the property insurance market from Cyclone Zeus in France is up and it goes up to 284M euros. Natural disaster can be costly!

Major environmental disasters: July 2017

Relentless seasonal flooding that began in mid-June resulted in continued fatalities and damage across parts of Asia in July, causing an estimated US$11 billion in economic losses, according to Impact Forecasting’s latest Global Catastrophe Recap report. Impact Forecasting noted that the greatest flooding impacts in Asia were recorded in China, where the Ministry of Civil ...

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 ...

Hacker breaches US Military messaging system and exposes 800 Department of Defense employees

A 25-year-old broke into a DoD satellite communication system and doxed around 800 Department of Defense employees. The hacker stole "ranks, usernames and email addresses of more than 800 users, as well as of about 30,000 satellite phones," according to a press release by the National Crime Agency, or NCA. The hacker was arrested in ...

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 ...

Being prepared: An increase in natural disasters sends residents scrambling

James Katte was completely unprepared for the wall of soil and rubbish that barrelled into his Auckland home on Tuesday night. The former furniture maker and his partner Therese were fretting about torrential rain falling outside their apartment block in Kohimarama, in the city's inner eastern suburbs. "The lights flickered and my partner said 'just ...