December 28, 2015: Tornadoes, Floods and Wildfires Skip Holiday Break
Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today
Christmas Time Storms, Tornadoes Kill at Least 43 in U.S.
The bad weather, or the threat of it, prompted the governors of Missouri and New Mexico to declare a state of emergency for their states.
Climate Change Not the Main Cause for Increase in Flood Risk in Flood Prone Areas
Over 70% of this increase flood losses can be attributed to economic growth in flood prone areas.
Perils of a Slow-Shaking Quake
The Cabinet Office has unveiled estimates of horizontal vibrations of tall buildings, the first of its kind.
Why Do People Start Bushfires?
The Australian Institute for Criminology puts the price tag on their destructive habits at about $1.6 billion a year.
Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today
UK Flooding: ‘Too Early’ to Know Full Cost to Britain But Crisis Could Wipe 0.2pc off GDP
Insurance industry waits for flood waters to recede before estimating cost of damage but economist says emergency will impact economic growth.
Natural Disasters Cost German Insurers 2.1 Bln Euros in 2015
Windstorm Niklas caused 750 million euros in claims alone.
Chinese Insurers Spark Off Buying Spree in Mainland Property Firms
South China Morning Post
Most eye-catching deal is the share buying by Shenzhen property and insurance group Baoneng in China Vanke.
AIG Chief Pressed to Fend off Icahn’s Break-Up Calls
Financial Times (sub may be required)
Pressure is mounting on Peter Hancock to come up with a compelling plan to boost profits at the giant insurer.
Cost of Property Losses from Victorian Bushfires is Expected to top $40m
Homeowners start to return to area, but fire authority warns that danger could return when temperatures rise up to 35C on New Year’s Eve.
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