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July 27, 2021
CAT response services: Severe weather hits Japan and the Philippines

Tropical Storm Nepartak heads toward Japan and the Olympic Games Tokyo is bracing for Tropical Storm Nepartak, which has already begun to disrupt some Olympic events. The storm developed late Friday, local time and is heading toward the island nati…

July 27, 2021
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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 07, 2021
Global marine: Ship that blocked the Suez Canal now seized in Egypt

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, damag…

May 07, 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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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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