February 15, 2015: Sandy Insurance Pressure Mounts and Northeast Storm Surge Gets Scary
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February 15, 2015: Sandy Insurance Pressure Mounts and Northeast Storm Surge Gets Scary

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Evolution of a Hurricane-Force Storm in the North Atlantic

Discover

Images of a low pressure system in the North Atlantic that evolved into hurricane-force storm last weekend brought gale force winds and high waves to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Hide in Plain Sight: The Strategic Challenge of ‘Gray Swans’

World Politics Review

A number of recent crises and calamities, from 9/11 to the 2008 financial meltdown, suggest that the factors that most often upend strategic intent aren’t surprises that no one had anticipated.

Mysterious East Coast Flooding Caused by ‘Unprecedented’ Surge in Sea Level

Washington Post

Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland were undergoing an “extreme” surge unlike any other in recorded history.

New Madrid Earthquake Potential is Elevated

Daily Statesman

The chances of the New Madrid “big one” rocking the area may be greater than previously thought according a recent update of the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Seismic Hazards Map.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Forget CFOs, Corporations Are Counting On Climate Specialists to Save Them Billions

Quartz

Although climate mitigation is still far more common and better funded, climate adaptation is having a moment.

Insurance Claims From Cyclone Marcia Jump 60% to $53.4m

Courier Mail

But Tuesday’s tally, still to climb, is likely to be far less than insurers had initially feared when the cyclone approached land on Friday morning.

Twice-Wounded Sandy Victims Seek Payout as FEMA Presses Insurers

Bloomberg

Some homeowners hit by Hurricane Sandy say they’ve been victimized twice: first by the storm and later by insurers.

For Front-Row Seat in Deal Action, Try Bermuda’s Airport

WSJ (sub may be required)

“[The] one thing I can tell you is that the Bermuda airport is a useful place to hang out. Everybody is talking to everybody.”

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