August 22, 2016: Paying for Louisiana's Big One, Planning for Florida's Big One and Modeling All of Japan's Big Ones

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Louisiana’s Sinking Coast Is a $100 Billion Nightmare for Big Oil


The state can’t pay, so someone has to. And the water keeps rising.

Flooding in South Puts a Damper on US Rice Harvest


High water in Louisiana and Arkansas has put a damper on the nation’s rice harvest.

Typhoon Mindulle Lashes Tokyo; One Feared Dead in Flooding

Japan Times

The typhoon, the season’s ninth, landed near Tateyama on the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture .

Predicting Earthquakes in Japan is a Numbers Game

Nikkei Asian Review

In seismically active Japan, the government calculates and publishes the odds of a major temblor occurring, but the predictions are not always consistent — with good reason.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Unexpected Risk Meets Unexpected Data

Institutional Investor

If surprise events are the question, surprised data may be the answer.

Louisiana Residents Without Flood Insurance Face Uncertainty


Many of the areas hit hard by record rainfall last week were not considered at high risk for flooding.

Will Your Homeowner Insurance Protect You If the Big One Hits?

Miami Herald

Nearly 11 years without a major storm battering South Florida means that many of the smaller companies are untested

Reinsurer Owned by Irish Life Parent Seeks Acquisitions Here

Irish Times

Dublin-based Canda Life International Re reports 47 per cent rise in after-tax profit.