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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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Tropical Storm Claudette hits the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts

June 21, 2021

Claudette is the first named tropical system of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season to directly impact the U.S. The tropical storm formed early Saturday, wreaking havoc across the Gulf Coast and southeastern states throughout the weekend.

Alabama was hit hard with Claudette causing dangerous flooding, downed trees and a mudslide that blocked roads — leading to water rescues and causing at least 13 fatalities. The storm also produced an EF2 tornado, damaging at least 30 structures in Brewton and East Brewton.

The storm also brought possible tornadoes to Florida's Escambia and Santa Rosa counties where it damaged homes. High-water rescues were also reported in Slidell, Louisiana.

Severe weather also hits Chicago
Outside of Claudette, Chicago also experienced severe weather over the weekend with a damaging tornado driving through DuPage County, a suburb of Chicago. According to the National Weather Service in Chicago, over 100 homes were damaged in the southwestern suburbs.

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Sedgwick is here to help. In addition to our adjusting services, we offer building consulting, contents and inventory solutions, forensic advisory services, repair solutions and engineering to assist you and your insureds. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our property team listed below.

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Image source: NOAA Tropical Storm Claudette

Clay Humphries

senior vice president – southeast region

615.310.3255
Troy Dowdy

senior vice president – mid-atlantic region

502.645.4770
Beau Bishop

senior vice president – catastrophe operations

601.500.0221
Gail Oliver

senior vice president, sales and marketing

302.521.4985
David Armstrong (for Chicago tornado)

senior vice president – midwest region

331.305.0587

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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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Choi-Wan triggers flooding and evacuations in the Philippines

June 03, 2021

Tropical Depression Choi-Wan (named Dante locally) intensified into a tropical storm on May 31 as it entered the Philippines. Since, hundreds have been displaced by flooding and landslides in southern and central regions. Additionally, 3,000+ passengers and cargo handlers were stranded in seaports after sea travel was suspended by the coast guard.

Forecasters said Choi-Wan was southwest of central Masbate province early Wednesday with sustained winds of 65 kph and gusts of up to 90 kph. It was moving north-westward and may weaken as it blows toward the South China Sea on Thursday. The storm is forecasted to continue bringing heavy rainfall, strong winds and rough seas to coastal areas of the eastern Philippines over the coming days.

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Image source: Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration

Paul Hough

CEO Singapore, head of MCL Asia

+65 9637 7561

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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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