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January 31, 2023
Major flooding hits Auckland, New Zealand

On Friday, 27 January 2023, Auckland, New Zealand, declared a state of emergency after record-breaking rain caused flash flooding and widespread damage throughout the Auckland, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty regions. A state of emergency was also decla…

January 31, 2023
January 06, 2023
Powerful storm slams into California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency after a powerful storm, fueled by an atmospheric river, slammed into the state on Wednesday — bringing with it high winds, flooding rain and heavy snow. Wind gusts, some as high as…

January 06, 2023
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December 23, 2022
Winter Storm Elliott intensifies as it moves east

Winter Storm Elliott will likely intensify into a bomb cyclone as it tracks east through the Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes — bringing snow and strong winds that will be followed by brutally cold temperatures and wind chills into the weekend. …

December 23, 2022
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December 21, 2022
6.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California

A strong earthquake hit Northern California’s Eureka area early Tuesday morning, damaging bridges and roads, toppling walls and chimneys, and cutting off power to thousands in the area. Initial reports also show damage to the historic Fernbridge tha…

December 21, 2022
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November 23, 2022
Powerful earthquake shakes Indonesia

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, home to more than 2.5 million people. The tremor could be felt as far as the capital Jakarta about 100 kilometers away. Officials are still determining the full extent of the…

November 23, 2022
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November 07, 2022
Subtropical Storm Nicole eyes Florida's east coast

Florida's east coast was placed under hurricane watch today as Subtropical Storm Nicole moves in its direction. Nicole is the 14th named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Nicole is on track to approach Florida's east coast by Wednesday ni…

November 07, 2022
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October 19, 2022
Torrential rainfall floods Southeastern Australia

Last Wednesday flood warnings were issued across Southeastern Australia after a powerful storm brought gushing rainfall that quickly flooded streets and caused rivers and streams to swell to dangerous levels. Hundreds were evacuated and thousands wer…

October 19, 2022
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October 10, 2022
Broken Infrastructure, Scattered Wreckage, Alligators Greet Claims Teams

Sedgwick Executive Vice President Danny Miller discusses Hurricane Ian and how damaged infrastructure created new obstacles for claims adjusters

October 10, 2022
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September 29, 2022
CAT resource services: Hurricane Ian devastates Florida

Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida's southwestern coast yesterday as one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history. A massive Category 4 hurricane, it lashed southwest Florida with catastrophic 150 mph winds and record-breaking 6-feet storm sur…

September 29, 2022
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September 27, 2022
CAT response services: Typhoon Noru batters northern Philippines

Typhoon Noru — the season's strongest typhoon yet — battered the Philippines' most populous island with heavy rain and fierce winds. The storm hit as a super typhoon with sustained winds of 185 kmh. It toppled trees, knocked out power, fl…

September 27, 2022
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September 20, 2022
CAT response services: Hurricane Fiona rips through Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico’s southwest coast on Sunday, unleashing landslides, ripping up asphalt from roads, and creating an island-wide crisis as the territory's electrical system went completely out of service. According to local officials, f…

September 20, 2022
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September 20, 2022
CAT response services: Catastrophic events hit Japan and Taiwan

Super typhoon Nanmadol hits southwestern Japan Super typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands, on Sunday morning. The storm has brought gusts of up to 234 km/h (145 mph), and some areas were forecast …

September 20, 2022
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September 07, 2022
CAT response services: Catastrophic events hit China and South Korea

Strong earthquake shakes southwestern province SichuanA 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Monday, shaking the capital of Chengdu and other provinces. This is the strongest earthquake to hit the area since 2017, c…

September 07, 2022
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August 23, 2022
CAT response services: Record rainfall floods Dallas-Fort Worth area

The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex was hit by a slow-moving thunderstorm late Sunday night into Monday, resulting in three months worth of rainfall pounding the area. Some parts picked up more than 15 inches of rain; Dallas sees 8 inches of rain total d…

August 23, 2022
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August 05, 2022
CAT response services: Western wildfires continue to burn

Wildfires continue to sweep across the western U.S., destroying homes, structures and businesses. There are currently 70 active, large wildfires burning across 14 states — engulfing about 1.6 million acres, according to the National Interagency…

August 05, 2022