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Insurers Brace For Another Round Of Catastrophe Losses From Hurricane Florence

 Thursday, September 13, 2018


U.S. insurers are bracing for what could be $20 billion in losses as Hurricane Florence barrels toward the Carolinas and Virginia, bringing punishing rains and potentially deadly flooding. Hurricane Florence, on track to become the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in six decades, howled closer to shore on Wednesday, as schools and factories were being shuttered and authorities ordered more than 1 million people in the region to evacuate. Losses from Florence could be on par with those from two previous storms: Hurricane Hazel, which ravaged North Carolina in 1954, causing $15 billion in losses, and Hurricane Hugo in 1989, which caused $20 billion, according to a report from risk modeling firm RMS on Tuesday.

Preparing For A Catastrophe: Hurricane Florence’s Size Is "Staggering"

 Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 US News & World Report

Hurricanes, other catastrophes leave billions in insured losses: Analysis

 Tuesday, December 7, 2010

 Business Insurance