Natural Catastrophes Archive

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.

 
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.

 
Insurers to Pay Record $135 Billion for 2017 Disasters

Insurers to Pay Record $135 Billion for 2017 Disasters

The final tally of insured and economic losses from a disaster-packed 2017.

 
Hurricane Matthew’s Destructive Path

Hurricane Matthew’s Destructive Path

Experts survey the toll of Hurricane Matthew’s damage from Haiti to the Southeast United States.

 
Heading for Disaster

Heading for Disaster

Many middle-market companies are still unprepared to ensure business continuity in the wake of natural disasters.

 
Under Fire: Planning for Wildfire Risk

Under Fire: Planning for Wildfire Risk

After a record-breaking wildfire season in 2015, it is more critical than ever for businesses to develop plans to protect their property and personnel.

 
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.

 
The Deadliest Earthquakes

The Deadliest Earthquakes

A look at deadly earthquakes throughout history.

 
Effects of Climate Change

Effects of Climate Change

Experts suggest that climate change could have an increasingly serious effect on coastal flooding.

 
Disaster Risk Management Reborn

Disaster Risk Management Reborn

Traditional ways of managing disaster risks are not applicable in today’s globalized economy.