Tag: Disaster

Broken backups: Why backup alone isn’t enough to ensure business continuity

Determining your risk profile is the first step when it comes to improving how your business backs up data.

Raised highway collapses in Italian city of Genoa

Genoa, Italy - Major tourist motorway bridge collapsed during a lightning storm.

Insurers urged to play a role in rebuilding economies after disasters

Building economic resilience is fundamentally important to making sure communities can withstand the damage they sustain following a post-loss recovery.

Can’t deliver? And your competitors can?

When disaster strikes, customers will still need your products or services and if you are not available to deliver, maybe your competitors are!

The ABI’s buildings blueprint: Reducing flood and fire risk

Ten priorities for reducing the risks posed by flooding and fire.

Public Relations Crisis Management: Are you prepared?

Bad news tends to go viral fast, and the consequences of not handling it in the best way possible can be swift and catastrophic!

Rebuilding after a disaster? Don’t let these insurance surprises slow you down

Prevent payout delays with these smart and simple moves

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!

Ramping up earthquake resilience in Istanbul

Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool issues second catastrophe bond Straddling the Bosphorus, Istanbul is Turkey's powerhouse, generating more than 40% of the country's GDP. However, the 14 million people living and working in this vibrant metropolis live under constant threat of severe earthquakes, with the Northern Anatolian Fault running just south of the city beneath the ...

Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey: what we know so far

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, after swiftly gathering strength over the Gulf of Mexico. It made landfall as a category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 130mph (210km/h), making it the strongest hurricane to hit the US since the category 3 Wilma battered Florida in 2005. The ...

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 ...

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