May 25, 2016: Early Hurricane Warning, Life Insurers Lose Out and a Tsunami Algorithm

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

U.S. East Coast Is an Early Target at Hurricane Season’s Start


When the Atlantic hurricane season starts next week, the most active area might just be off the U.S. East Coast.

The Algorithm That Can Predict When a Tsunami Will Strike


Seismologists have created an algorithm that could one day help give coastal cities early warning of incoming tsunamis.

Hurricane Center Fine-Tunes its Forecasting Abilities

Orlando Sentinel 

There are three changes to the National Hurricane Center products for watches and warnings.

Campus Researchers Present Earthquake Detection App

The Daily Californian

MyShake compiles motion data from smartphones’ sensors into a server at the seismology lab to determine whether an earthquake occurred.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Little-Known, AAA-Rated Firms Are Beating the Insurance Giants


In an age when shareholders come first and short-term profits are paramount, publicly traded ;life insurers are finding it harder to compete.

CDB Approves US$3.5-m Grant to Pay Haiti’s Catastrophe Risk Insurance

Jamaica Observer

It’s the fourth year that CDB has provided a grant for the full payment of Haiti’s premiums.

Oklahoma Regulators Raise Concerns on Quake Insurance Rate Hikes


Oklahoma regulators are concerned with spiking rates for earthquake insurance coverage and diminishing competition among insurers.

Can FEMA’s Flood Insurance Program Afford Another Disaster?


Without reform, experts say, the future solvency of the flood insurance program could be in jeopardy.

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