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Smoke alarms focus of awareness event

Oct 5 2015 BOISE – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed a proclamation declaring this as Fire Prevention Week. The Idaho State Fire Marshal’s key message for the event is to encourage smoke alarm... more

US Record -12 Billion $ Disasters

Dec 8 2011 2011 set a new record of 12 separate billion+ dollar US weather/climate disasters according to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The aggregate damage total is estimated to be... more

Who was 9/11's "Economic First Responder"?

Sep 7 2011 Now at the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, like the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, it is a day that lives on in infamy for a new generation of Americans. But 9/11 was... more

New Initiative To Build "Weather-Ready" USA

Aug 17 2011 An initiative to build a "weather-ready" nation is being launched by the National Weather Service, in response to the nine separate natural disasters the US has experienced so far in 2011.... more

2011 Already Insurer's Costliest Year Ever

Aug 2 2011 After just six months, 2011 is already the most expensive catastrophe year for the insurance industry on record, according to a ProgramBusiness.com story taken from The Guardian. Through... more

US Weather Losses 300% of Normal

Jun 23 2011 April period witnessed the largest tornado outbreak in world history. May period includes two of the costliest tornadoes ever recorded. Yes, it was really THAT bad - 3 times the average of... more

April Weather Claims Exceed $4B

May 5 2011 Five separate severe weather outbreaks in April will result in combined insured losses in excess of $4 billion, according to Aon Benfield report. The first outbreak, from April 3-5,... more

Japan Quake Disrupts Global Supply Chains

Mar 18 2011 Global supply chain disruptions for thousands of multinational companies that rely on Japanese manufacturers for goods and services, as well as for sales, will be significant and last up to... more

Insurance Goes Nuclear

Mar 18 2011 If you lived in the shadow of a nuclear power plant would you have any insurance to cover your loss due to a nuclear accident? As events unfold at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power... more

Japan: Insured Losses $35B

Mar 17 2011 Based on currently available information, the estimates of insured property losses from Japan's earthquake are between $15 billion and $35 billion USD according to AIR Worldwide, a pioneer... more

10 Costliest Catastrophes

Mar 17 2011 The cost of natural disasters can be counted in many different ways - loss of life, overall economic loss both public and private, insured and uninsured property loss, loss of business... more

Can Insurers Withstand Catastrophes?

Mar 17 2011 Insurers and reinsurers worldwide have the financial strength to pay the claims that will emerge from Japan's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the resulting tsunami but these events, coupled... more


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