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Risk Of Catastrophic Storm Surge Remains In The U.S. Gulf Coast

 Tuesday, September 1, 2015

 Canadian Underwriter

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina – the most costly natural disaster ever faced by the insurance industry and one of the most powerful storms to strike the United States Gulf Coast – the risk of catastrophic storm surge remains, according to a new report from catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide. The Katrina 2015 report models two scenarios for Hurricane Katrina’s landfalls along the Gulf Coast with today’s exposure: the first with catastrophic failure in the flood defence system, the second with the new flood defences holding.