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NOAA is considering moving up the official start date of the Atlantic hurricane season from June 1 to May 15, because of a surge in May storms over the last several years. Read More

NOAA is considering moving up the official start date of the Atlantic hurricane season from June 1 to May 15, because of a surge in May storms over the last several years. Read More

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Elsa strengthens and heads toward Florida's west coast

July 06, 2021

Elsa, the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, swept through the Caribbean, causing power outages, significant wind damage, downed trees and damaged buildings. The storm lost wind intensity, becoming a tropical storm early this morning. It’s now strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico and could strike Florida's west coast, including parts of the Tampa - St. Petersburg metro area, as a hurricane tonight into Wednesday. Forecasts call for storm surge, high winds, flooding rain and isolated tornados.

Other parts of the Southeast, including southeast Georgia, the coastal Carolinas and southeast Virginia, will see some impact from Elsa late Wednesday into Thursday night. Elsa could then brush parts of southeast New England on Friday.

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senior vice president – catastrophe operations

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2021 Atlantic hurricane season: In the news

April 28, 2021

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is already making news. Experts from Colorado State University, who are among the nation's top seasonal hurricane forecasters, have predicted that 17 named tropical storms will form, eight of which will become hurricanes. An average season has 12 tropical storms, six of which are hurricanes.

2020 was record-breaking with 30 named storms, 13 of which were hurricanes. If the prediction holds true, it will be the sixth consecutive above-normal season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will issue its initial 2021 hurricane season outlook in late May.

Also in the news is the season’s official start date. It may move earlier — from June 1 to May 15 — due to a series of named storms forming in May over the past six years. While this change will not impact the 2021 season, various branches of NOAA will discuss changing the calendar for future seasons.

NHC is making one change for the 2021 season. The agency will begin issuing its Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlooks on May 15, signaling a transition toward earlier storm monitoring. Previously, these began on June 1 to align with the season start.

We will update our CAT Resource center as more information develops.

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Severe weather hits Japan and the Philippines

July 27, 2021

Tropical Storm Nepartak heads toward Japan and the Olympic Games
Tokyo is bracing for Tropical Storm Nepartak, which has already begun to disrupt some Olympic events. The storm developed late Friday, local time and is heading toward the island nation.

Forecasts call for enhanced rain, winds and rough surf to impact areas to the north of Tokyo Monday night into Tuesday night, local time. Gusty rain showers could continue to impact the Olympic Games into Wednesday. The impact to Tokyo and its surrounding areas are forecast to be minor, and more rain is expected around Sendai, which is about 225 miles north of Tokyo.

While there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the storm, including its path and intensity, it’s not expected to strengthen into a typhoon at this time, according to weather officials.

Strong quake and flooding rains hit the Philippines
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck Calatagan, Batangas on Saturday and was felt in neighboring provinces in Southern Luzon and even in metro Manila. Local officials reported that the earthquake was deep so there is no threat of tsunami, although there is warning of aftershocks.

Meanwhile, heavy monsoon rain, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded Manila and nearby provinces — causing thousands to evacuate. Local officials report that some houses were flooded up to their roofs. Floods and landslides made 64 roads impassable in metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Cordillera regions. Fifty-seven areas are without power, and seven franchise areas are without mobile communication service.

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Image source: Japan Meteorological Agency

Paul Hough

CEO Singapore/Head of MCL - Asia

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Japan: Takeshi Nagao

Managing director

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Philippines: For support on the ground, contact our partners, Manila Adjusters & Surveyors Company

Gloria Castro, director

+63 920 932 6968

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Our experts are here for you and ready to respond to a full range of CAT events worldwide:

  • Earthquakes
  • Hurricanes
  • Volcanic eruptions

Services

Our experts are here for you and ready to respond to a full range of CAT events worldwide:

  • Earthquakes
  • Floods
  • Hailstorms
  • Hurricanes
  • Mass tort
  • Pandemic
  • Product liability
  • Product recall
  • Riots/civil unrest
  • Third-party liability exposures
  • Tornados
  • Tsunami
  • Typhoons
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Wildfires
  • Windstorms

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