Natural Catastrophes

Should Floridians Expect a Hurricane in 2013?

Should Floridians Expect a Hurricane in 2013?

The 2013 hurricane season predictions and the potential cost of a modern-day Miami superstorm.

 
Award-Winning Research Is Helping Insurers Better Understand Flood Risk

Award-Winning Research Is Helping Insurers Better Understand Flood Risk

This year’s Lloyd’s of London Science of Risk Prize winner improves on existing flood risk models.

 
Using Mobile Apps in Disasters

Using Mobile Apps in Disasters

People are increasingly turning to mobile devices for emergency info, but they could use more options.

 
Disaster Risk “Cold Spots” Appearing in Emerging Markets

Disaster Risk “Cold Spots” Appearing in Emerging Markets

Recent natural catastrophes have exposed risks in emerging markets that have historically been considered low risk for disasters.

 
Managing the Risks of Weather

Managing the Risks of Weather

Weather risk makes most think of hurricanes and tornadoes, but companies can’t ignore the “everyday” wrath of Mother Nature.

 
Disaster Unpreparedness

Disaster Unpreparedness

Companies may think they’re prepared for disasters, but their employees overwhelming do not. And that hurts business.

 
Cultural Barriers to Earthquake Preparedness

Cultural Barriers to Earthquake Preparedness

A new study shows how cultural factors in the United States, Japan and Turkey affect how residents prepare for disasters.

 
The Organizational Barriers to Preventing Catastrophes

The Organizational Barriers to Preventing Catastrophes

Similar hurdles prevent most organizations from properly preparing for disasters. But each can be overcome.

 
The Catastrophe of Dumbing Down Catastrophe Models

The Catastrophe of Dumbing Down Catastrophe Models

Cat models are integral to pricing catastrophe risk. But we must be wary of over-simplifying their results.

 
Experts Forceast Mild Hurricane Season for 2012

Experts Forceast Mild Hurricane Season for 2012

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be quiet. Then again, these are merely predictions.

 
Mangrove Tsunami Protection

Mangrove Tsunami Protection

Coastal mangrove forests create a natural barrier against tsunamis.

 
Property Insurance and Disaster Recovery

Property Insurance and Disaster Recovery

Developing a disaster recovery plan and assembling a team to implement that plan, before a loss occurs, is invaluable.

 
Japan Earthquake Highlights the Worst Disaster Year in History

Japan Earthquake Highlights the Worst Disaster Year in History

The most costly disaster in world history, floods everywhere, tornado outbreaks, wildfires and a rare Northeast hurricane made 2011 a year we wish never happened.

 
Emergency Preparedness Drills

Emergency Preparedness Drills

Preparedness drills allow organizations to test disaster plans, train staff, residents and family members, and identify where the plan requires improvement.

 
Building a Prepared Nation

Building a Prepared Nation

Earthquake readiness drills and reforms at the nation’s top weather agency will keep Americans safer.