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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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Hailstorms pummel Texas and Oklahoma

April 29, 2021

Major hailstorms pummeled parts of Texas and Oklahoma last night — damaging homes, businesses and cars. The hail, some the size of baseballs, came from a line of severe storms that also triggered tornado warnings and caused flooding in Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Heavily populated areas, including Norman, Oklahoma, along with communities in Texas around Fort Worth and San Antonio, were impacted the most.

Overall, the Storm Prediction Center recorded five tornado reports, 99 reports of hail, and numerous strong wind reports from the severe thunderstorm and convective weather outbreaks yesterday evening and last night. While still early, some industry meteorologists have been discussing the potential for the costs to reach over $1 billion.

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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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Global marine: Ship that blocked the Suez Canal now seized in Egypt

May 07, 2021

While the Ever Given was freed on March 29 after blocking the Suez Canal for six days, it remains in Egypt seized by authorities. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is holding the ship and demanding the owner pay $900 million to cover lost revenue, damage to the canal and the cost of the rescue mission to free the ship from blocking the vital trade route. As an agreement has yet to be reached, an Egyptian court recently ruled that the SCA has a right to detain the ship until the compensation is paid.

At this stage, it is not known when an agreement will be reached and when the Ever Given will proceed to Rotterdam, Netherlands. Due to the delay, it’s now expected that cargo owners will claim losses on their perishable goods.

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Our Sedgwick marine team in Rotterdam is ready to assist whenever container inspections are required. To report claims, please contact evergiven@nl.sedgwick.com.



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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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