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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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March 29, 2021
Global marine: Ship blocking the Suez Canal is finally freed

Six days after blocking the Suez Canal, the 224,000-ton containership, Ever Given, is finally freed and moving north to an anchor point — making way for traffic to resume in this vital trade route. More than 360 vessels are waiting to pass thr…

March 29, 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 25, 2021
Global marine: Containership remains wedged in Suez Canal

A 224,000-ton containership continues to be wedged across Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking all traffic in one of the world's busiest waterways. According to the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), a sandstorm and 40-knot winds led to low visibility and poor navi…

March 25, 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 19, 2021
Global marine: Maersk boxship loses 260 containers overboard

Maersk reported its second significant container loss from one of its vessels this year. On February 17, the TEU Maersk Eindhoven experienced an engine stop in heavy seas near Japan while en route from China to Los Angeles. As a result, Maersk report…

February 19, 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
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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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December 04, 2020
CAT response services: Nearly 2K containers lost or damaged

A violent storm with gale-force winds and large swells led to an estimated 1,900 containers being lost or damaged on the boxship, ONE Apus, during its voyage from China to Long Beach, California. If the estimated loss is correct, this single incident…

December 04, 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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