Natural Catastrophes

Mini Meteorologists: How Satellite Technology Is Reducing Weather Risks

Mini Meteorologists: How Satellite Technology Is Reducing Weather Risks

Constellations of smaller, cheaper satellites promise better, more timely weather data for businesses across a range of industries.

 
Storm Surge: Lessons Learned from the 2018 Japan Floods

Storm Surge: Lessons Learned from the 2018 Japan Floods

After severe flooding in Japan this summer, experts are examining ways to prevent future tragedy.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – November

Notepad: Risk in Review – November

A dire global warming prediction, a deadly earthquake strikes Indonesia, and more.

 
Burning Up: California’s Wildfires Increase Risks

Burning Up: California’s Wildfires Increase Risks

Increased wildfire activity in California in 2017 and 2018 has underscored the importance of prevention strategies.

 
Disasters Highlight Potential Uses for Drones

Disasters Highlight Potential Uses for Drones

Risk managers and insurers are finding new applications for drone technology.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – October

Notepad: Risk in Review – October

Brazil’s museum fire, deadly floods in India, Nike’s controversial ad, and more.

 
New Technologies for Wildfire Preparedness

New Technologies for Wildfire Preparedness

Technology has begun to play a larger role in managing wildfire risks by providing new tools to enhance proven mitigation strategies.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – September

Notepad: Risk in Review – September

Wildfires Burn Throughout California In August, the Mendocino Complex fire in Northern California became the largest wildfire in the state’s history. By Aug. 12, it […]

 
Preparedness and Continuity Planning for Monsoon Risks

Preparedness and Continuity Planning for Monsoon Risks

Planning business operations around monsoon season can help prevent infrastructure damage, personal injuries, business continuity disruptions, and shorten recovery periods.

 
Property Insurance Allocation When Storms Strike Back-to-Back

Property Insurance Allocation When Storms Strike Back-to-Back

The allocation of multiple occurrences of property damage and business interruption losses is necessary to maximize insurance recovery, rebuild damaged property and resume a policyholder’s business operations.

 
The Surprising Toll of Invasive Species

The Surprising Toll of Invasive Species

Non-native plants and animals can cause billions of dollars in damage every year.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – June

Notepad: Risk in Review – June

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, NRA suing New York, an E. coli outbreak in lettuce, and more.

 
Developing an Effective Disaster Preparedness and Communication Plan

Developing an Effective Disaster Preparedness and Communication Plan

Organizations must prepare for effective communications before, during and after severe weather events.

 
Improving the Business Restoration Process After a Disaster

Improving the Business Restoration Process After a Disaster

Many companies still fail to plan and prepare properly ahead of disasters to reduce their liabilities.

 
Helping the Helpers: Supporting the Resilience of First Responders

Helping the Helpers: Supporting the Resilience of First Responders

Employers can provide proper training and education to prepare responders for the physical and mental toll they may experience.