Natural Catastrophes

The Disaster Detectives

The Disaster Detectives

FEMA’s Mitigation Assessment Teams investigate disasters in an effort to strengthen emergency preparedness nationwide.

 
Emergency Planning for Animals

Emergency Planning for Animals

Citizens and regulators alike increasingly demand that emergency plans take animals into account.

 
Drones Take Flight

Drones Take Flight

Unmanned aerial vehicles offer insurers the opportunity to enhance the way they do business, while also demanding they come up with new solutions.

 
Big Easy Resilience

Big Easy Resilience

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans navigates the road to recovery.

 
Natural Catastrophe Losses Below Average in 2014

Natural Catastrophe Losses Below Average in 2014

Global natural disasters caused drastically lower economic and insured losses in 2014.

 
The Insurance Industry Responds to Climate Change Risk

The Insurance Industry Responds to Climate Change Risk

For insurers, the climate change debate is quickly becoming irrelevant as potentially catastrophic threats demand taking the subject very seriously.

 
Thirsty Business

Thirsty Business

Organizations increasingly adopt water management strategies to control costs and combat the looming threat of scarcity.

 
Lightning Strikes on the Rise?

Lightning Strikes on the Rise?

By 2100, scientists predict lightning strikes in the continental United States will increase by 50%.

 
Insurers Unprepared for Climate Risks

Insurers Unprepared for Climate Risks

Only about half of property/casualty insurers are comprehensively addressing climate risks.

 
P/C Market Softening Expected for 2015

P/C Market Softening Expected for 2015

Insureds should have many options for coverage in 2015, according to a new Willis report.

 
To Insure or Not To Insure

To Insure or Not To Insure

Insurance expert Michael Levine discusses the implications of the Napa Valley earthquake.

 
Beware of Lightning Season

Beware of Lightning Season

Summer is the peak season for lightning strikes, which cost insurers millions of dollars every year.

 
Are You Ready for the Hurricane?

Are You Ready for the Hurricane?

With the Atlantic hurricane season approaching, companies can better prepare by using past storm experiences as a guide.

 
The Risk Forecast

The Risk Forecast

Weather-related natural catastrophe costs are rising, but it isn’t just damage or physical loss that impacts company revenue.

 
Wildfires Burn a Trail for Insurers

Wildfires Burn a Trail for Insurers

Drought conditions and new property development have contributed to a more dangerous wildfire season.