October 26, 2016: U.S. Tornado Low, Manila Rethinks Catastrophe Cover and a Flood Insurance Apology

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

U.S. Tornadoes So Far in 2016 Continue Near 11-Year Low

Weather Channel

There have been 237 fewer tornadoes than average so far this year in the U.S.

Electrical Currents and Quake Prediction

Radio NZ

A former NASA scientist believes he may have found a way to accurately forecast earthquakes.

The Entire Continent of Australia Sways (a Little) With the Weather

Ars Technica 

It turns out that Australia tilts and slides around in a little dance each year because of seasonal weather patterns around the world.

Coastal Wetlands Save Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Flood Damages During U.S. Hurricanes

Nature Conservancy

A new study finds more than $600 million in property losses were prevented during Hurricane Sandy by coastal habitats in the Northeast Coast.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Govt Reviews Catastrophe Insurance Bid

Manila Standard

The Philippines Insurance Commission will revisit its compulsory catastrophe insurance proposal to align with the new administration’s priorities amid climate change.

Four Years After Sandy, Rising Sea Levels Loom Over New Jersey Recovery


As the inevitability of rising seas and extreme storms settled in, a chasm opened between the actions necessary and what would actually get done.

Flood Insurance Chief Concedes His Program Failed to Put Customers First

Florida Politics

“At some point, the program focused on the companies.”

Chubb Reports Better-Than-Expected Results

WSJ (sub may be required)

Operating profit and net premiums written in third quarter beat expectations.

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