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July 22, 2021
CAT response services: China province hit by record-breaking rainfall

Severe flooding overwhelmed Zhengzhou, the capital of China’s central Henan province, after the equivalent of a year's average rainfall fell in just three days. The event led to the evacuation of about 100,000 people, the rescue of more than 500 peop…

July 22, 2021
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July 20, 2021
CAT response services: Catastrophic flooding devastates Western Europe

See below for German and Dutch translations Record rainfall across Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands caused rivers to quickly overflow, leading to catastrophic flooding. Fast-rising water destroyed buildings, leveled neighborhoods, and swept away…

July 20, 2021
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July 06, 2021
Elsa strengthens and heads toward Florida's west coast

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 morn…

July 06, 2021
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June 21, 2021
CAT response services: Tropical Storm Claudette hits the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts

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…

June 21, 2021
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June 03, 2021
CAT response services: Choi-Wan triggers flooding and evacuations in the Philippines

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+ passeng…

June 03, 2021
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May 25, 2021
Another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season predicted

The Atlantic hurricane season is upon us with the official start on June 1, and federal forecasters at NOAA have predicted another above-normal season with up to 20 named storms. Of those, up to 10 are forecast to become hurricanes. An average season…

May 25, 2021
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April 29, 2021
Cat response services: Hailstorms pummel Texas and Oklahoma

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, M…

April 29, 2021
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April 23, 2021
Cyclone Seroja's southerly path raises insurance challenges

Sedgwick's Commercial and Domestic Complex WA Area Manager, Dale Sweeney, talks about rebuilding and insurance challenges caused by Cyclone Seroja

April 23, 2021
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March 26, 2021
CAT response services: Tornadoes roar through the south

A wave of tornadoes roared across five southern states Thursday, causing five fatalities and inflicting devastating property damage and widespread power outages — totaling 24 tornado reports, according to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center. Alab…

March 26, 2021
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March 22, 2021
CAT response services: Eastern Australia hit by worst flooding in decades

In what is being described as a 1-in-50-year storm event, two large weather systems continue to bring torrential rain and occasional wind gusts to a significant portion of Australia's eastern coast — leaving emergency services in New South Wale…

March 22, 2021
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February 23, 2021
CAT response services: ​Flooding hits Indonesia’s capital

Over the weekend, Jakarta was hit with their heaviest rainfall since New Year’s Eve 2020, resulting in severe flooding, particularly in the southern and eastern parts of the city. In some cases, floodwaters rose close to two metres, forcing thousands…

February 23, 2021
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February 16, 2021
CAT response services: Winter weather continues to wreak havoc

Forecasters call for another major storm system to deliver more snow and ice to parts of northern Texas and Oklahoma as early as this afternoon before heading to the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeast — causing about 200 million people to be u…

February 16, 2021
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February 12, 2021
CAT response services: Severe winter weather heads to Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency due to the current heavy rainfall and the potential for wintry conditions beginning this weekend and extending into next week. The National Weather Service indicates that an Arctic hi…

February 12, 2021
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January 28, 2021
CAT response services: Indonesia’s most active volcano erupts

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano on Java island erupted on Wednesday, sending up a cloud of ash and prompting authorities to warn of the risk of lava flows reaching roads. Late-week downpours could increase the danger in the region. There have also …

January 28, 2021
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January 21, 2021
CAT response services: Global marine - Maersk cargo ship loses 750 containers

Severe weather in the North Pacific led to the loss of approximately 750 containers overboard a Maersk-operated containership on January 16. Several containers on board have also been damaged. The ship was en route from China to Los Angeles when the …

January 21, 2021