Tag: extreme weather

The cost of natural disasters in 2018: US$155 billion

This year was the fourth-costliest on record for the insurance industry despite a drop in total economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes.

How to help prepare community events for severe weather

Fear of storms at a young age is what drew Ron Bianchi to the study of weather. Today, he helps others ease their fears about the threat of severe weather at community events and festivals.

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 ...

AgriShield, a new risk management tool for Canadian farmers

Canadian farmers will soon have another tool in their toolbox for dealing with risk on the farm. The federal government invested $786,921 towards the development of an online resource to help farmers manage uncontrollable challenges, according to a May 25 release. Farm Management Canada will develop AgriShield to monitor a variety of farm risks, including ...