Flooded with claims: Visualize how Louisiana event affects your portfolio

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Over the weekend, Louisiana experienced the worst flooding the state has seen since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A slow-moving tropical depression brought more than 30 inches of rain to parts of Louisiana, forcing the federal government to declare a major disaster on Monday. So far, at least 13 people have died, 30,000 people have been rescued from their cars and homes, and 40,000 homes and businesses have lost power.

How will you weather hurricanes during the rest of the 2016 season?

Hurricane Earl dropped a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, causing mudslides across parts of eastern Mexico. Photo credit: ibtimes.co.uk

3 lessons to make you see 2016 hurricane season in a new light

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Houston Flood: 3 Critical Things You Need to Know

 

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Ecuador Earthquake: How SpatialKey Helps Insurers Respond

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Hurricane Patricia Shaping up to be the Strongest Hurricane in History

Rapidly turning into a category 5 storm overnight, Hurricane Patricia is nearing the coast of Mexico with wind speeds of up to 200mph. Hurricane Ike topped out at 143mph, and Andrew at 175mph, leaving Patricia as the strongest hurricane ever recorded. With landfall expected this afternoon or evening, properties are bound to be destroyed, and insurers are preparing themselves for the impact.

Understanding the Impact... Illinois Tornadoes 11/17/2013

To help businesses respond to the devastating tornadoes experienced across Illinois on November 17th, Willis Re has made preliminary footprints of the tornadoes available to SpatialKey clients free of charge and without restriction. Other experts, like Weather Decision Technologies (see Moore, OK article), are also analyzing the scope and impact of this event, and their data can be provided upon request.

Map of May 20 and 31 Oklahoma Tornadoes with Population Density

The past two weeks have been devastating for Oklahoma. Multiple tornadoes have touched down in and around Oklahoma City, causing massive damage and the loss of 42 lives. First, on the afternoon of May 20, 2013 an EF5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma. Then only 11 days later a series of tornadoes hit the same general area, striking El Reno/Yukon (to the west of Oklahoma City) and multiple sites within Oklahoma City (the western, central, and eastern areas of the city were all hit).

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