January 21, 2016: Storm Surge Threat for East Coast Blizzard, Citizens Shrinks to New Record and the NFIP is Back on the Table

Chris Westfall
Chris Westfall

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

Blizzard Storm Surge Could Rival an East Coast Hurricane Landfall


Lost in all the discussion of snow looms a coastal flood threat that could rival some of the strongest storms ever to hit the Northeast.

Washington, D.C., Hasn’t Seen a Blizzard Like This in Nearly 100 Years


It could be one of the top three largest snowstorms of all time in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

Rising Sea Levels Won’t Doom U.S. Coastal Cities

Harvard Business Review

America’s coastal cities are going to adapt, get ahead of climate change, and be just fine.

Fleet of Sensors Heads into the Heart of El Niño

Scientific American

Specially outfitted planes, a research ship and hundreds of weather balloons aim to improve forecasts for strong storms.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Insurer Citizens Shrinks Past Historic Milestone: Below 500,000

Palm Beach Post

Company officials cited “a reinvigorated private insurance market, affordable reinsurance and favorable weather” — including a decade with no hurricane making landfall in Florida.

Baidu Looks to Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Insurance Risks


“In insurance and consumer loans, A.I. and machine learning can help you identify all the patterns to help you reduce risk.”

Group Seeks Legislation to Force Insurance Cover for Flood-Prone Areas

Irish Examiner

Taoiseach Enda Kenny asked senior executives of Aviva, Alliance, Axa, Zurich, FBD, AIG, and RSA to reflect on the current level of insurance cover being provided.

Deadly Floods Create New Urgency for Insurance Reform

The Hill

With the NFIP set to expire in September 2017, some members of Congress say the time has come to pass legislation that pushed a private market solution.