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December 15, 2020
Winter Storm Gail takes aim at the East Coast

A major nor'easter, named Winter Storm Gail, is expected to hit the East Coast Wednesday into Thursday. Forecasts call for heavy snow, strong winds and some coastal flooding in parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. A mix of sleet and freezing rain…

December 15, 2020
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November 17, 2020
Hurricane Iota hits Nicaragua with intensity

Iota made landfall as a Category 4 major hurricane along the coast of northeastern Nicaragua Monday night, bringing sustained winds near 155 mph—just 2 mph below Category 5 status. Forecasts call for heavy rainfall that could bring life-threate…

November 17, 2020
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November 13, 2020
Typhoon Vamco brings more devastation to the Philippines

Typhoon Vamco, also referred to as Ulysses in the Philippines, arrived late Wednesday with wind gusts of up to 255 kph. The storm killed at least seven people, submerged tens of thousands of homes and brought some of the worst flooding in years to th…

November 13, 2020
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November 03, 2020
CAT response services: Queensland declares catastrophe following hail storm

Severe weather hit the state’s southeast on Saturday, with large hail stones—some tennis ball in size—striking a number of Brisbane suburbs. This has caused significant damage to homes, vehicles and local businesses. As of Sunday, the Ins…

November 03, 2020
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October 31, 2020
CAT response services: Typhoon Goni heads for hard-hit Philippines

Just days after Typhoon Molave hit the Philippines, a new storm is intensifying and taking aim at the northern part of the country. Typhoon Goni is forecast to reach 241 kph winds on U.S. scales, weakening only slightly as it nears central Luzon, nor…

October 31, 2020
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October 28, 2020
CAT response services: Hurricane Zeta heads for southeast Louisiana

Hurricane Zeta strengthened overnight and now is forecasted to be a Category 2 storm at landfall in southeast Louisiana. Forecasters call for landfall this afternoon with peak winds reaching 100 mph. This can bring life-threatening storm surge, heavy…

October 28, 2020
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October 27, 2020
CAT response services: Molave intensifies into typhoon

Molave made landfall in the Philippines on Sunday, causing nearly 9,000 people to evacuate and bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Local authorities reported damaged roads and bridges, flooding and landslides. The storm then intensified into a typh…

October 27, 2020
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October 23, 2020
CAT response services: Wildfires continue to blaze across the west

Several western states continue to battle wildfires—setting records while burning millions of acres and destroying thousands of buildings. California Over 8,700 wildfires have burned over 4.1 million acres this year, destroying more than 9,2…

October 23, 2020
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October 21, 2020
CAT response services: More extreme weather heads to Vietnam

Consecutive storms continue to hit Vietnam and affect the surrounding countries of Thailand and Cambodia. According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control in Vietnam, downpours and multiple landslides have kille…

October 21, 2020
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October 09, 2020
CAT response services: Chan-hom heads for Japan

Typhoon Chan-hom is targeted to hit Japan by the end of this week, with forecasts calling for heavy rainfall up to 100-200 millimeters near where the storm tracks in southern Japan. This can increase the risk for flooding and mudslides in the region.…

October 09, 2020
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October 06, 2020
CAT response services: Delta intensifies into a Category 2 hurricane

Delta has rapidly intensified into a Category 2 hurricane in the Caribbean Sea. It's expected to continue strengthening into a major hurricane, at least of Category 3 or 4 status, before passing very near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula by Wednesday. This…

October 06, 2020
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October 06, 2020
CAT response services: Storm Alex hits France

Alex brought fierce winds and torrential rain to France, causing serious damage from floods and landslides. Roads, bridges and homes were destroyed in a number of villages north of Nice. French Prime Minister Jean Castex deployed the army and release…

October 06, 2020
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September 23, 2020
Japan and South Korea escape major damage from Haishen

Sedgwick's Stephen Hope, head of major and complex losses in Asia, discusses the typhoon that was far less destructive than early forecasts suggested

September 23, 2020
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September 22, 2020
Fraudulent claims could arise from Leighton Buzzard earthquake

Alison Unwin, head of domestic major loss and ARN at Sedgwick International UK, comments on last Tuesday’s quake and how insurance professionals are taking a more sceptical view of property claims due to ‘very minor’ tremors

September 22, 2020
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September 21, 2020
CAT response services: Hurricane Teddy on path to Canada

Hurricane Teddy continues to move north with forecasters expecting the storm to stay east of Bermuda before becoming a more powerful hurricane. It’s anticipated to cause rainfall of up to six inches ahead of striking Canada later this week as a post-…

September 21, 2020