Disaster & Management

Depression crosses Odisha, hits over 20 lakh people and leaves 4 dead

Indian News       Sep 14, 2021

Bhubaneswar: The deep depression that wrecked havoc in Odisha for the past two days has crossed the state and entered neighbouring Chhatisgarh on Tuesday but not before claiming four human lives, affecting over 20 lakh people and causing destruction. The depression caused rain in all...

Ida losses to range from $17 to $ 25 billion:AIR

International News       Sep 12, 2021

  BOSTON, Sept 13: Extreme event modeling firm AIR Worldwide updated its insured loss estimates for Hurricane Ida rangingfrom USD 20 billion to USD 30 billion. AIR rvised its estimates after analysing the inland flood impacts across the entirety of its track, including the Northeast.  AIR...

Offshore operators face big Ida losses as insurers trim cover

International News       Sep 11, 2021

  Offshore energy firms are likely to face greater financial losses from Hurricane Ida than from previous storms in the Gulf of Mexico, because of reduced coverage offered by insurers, risk modeling firm RMS said on Thursday. Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to...

Australia to contribute 10 million dollars to India's initiative towards disaster-resilient infrastructure

Indian News       Sep 10, 2021

  New Delhi: Australia will contribute 10 million dollars to India's initiative towards disaster-resilient infrastructure, the country's Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Thursday. Speaking at Third Indo-Pacific Oration organised by ORF here, Payne said Australia is exploring further collaboration with India including on low emission...

U.S. Treasury climate official seeks insurance changes for extreme weather

International News       Sep 10, 2021

  WASHINGTON: Climate-related weather events are costing American households, businesses and insurers billions of dollars in losses, and there is no sign that they will ease up, the U.S. Treasury's top climate official told Reuters on Thursday. Climate counselor John Morton said Treasury's Federal Insurance Office...

After 9/11, one student's mission became healthcare for all disaster victims

Facts       Sep 10, 2021

On September 11, 2001, Lila Nordstrom was taking an architecture class on the 10th floor of Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan, overlooking the World Trade Center. "Suddenly we heard a huge explosion, and we looked out the window, and there was a fireball on...

Ida likely to become one of the costliest U.S. hurricanes: Aon

International News       Sep 09, 2021

  CHICAGO:  In the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report,evaluating  the impact of natural disaster events worldwide during August 2021.Aon plc stated that Hurricane Ida will likely become one of the costliest U.S. mainland hurricanes on record both on a nominal and inflation-adjusted...

At least 50 missing after boat capsizes on Brahmaputra in Assam

Indian News       Sep 07, 2021

  Guwahati: At least 50 people, including women, were missing after a big boat capsized, following a collision with another boat on the Brahmaputra on Wednesday at Neamatighat in Assam's Jorhat, officials said. Police said that the boat was travelling from Neamatighat to Kamalabari ferry point...

'It's connected to you': Shared causes fuel surge in disasters

International News       Sep 07, 2021

  LONDON, Sept 8: When powerful Cyclone Amphan roared into the low-lying coastal Sundarbans region of Bangladesh and India last year, families trying to stay safe faced a dilemma. Many storm shelters were already occupied by quarantined migrant workers who had returned home as the COVID-19...

$25–$35 billion insured losses in Gulf of Mexico from hurricane Ida: RMS 

International News       Sep 07, 2021

  Newark, CA: RMS®, the world’s leading catastrophe risk solutions company, estimates onshore and offshore U.S. insured losses from Hurricane Ida in the Gulf of Mexico to be between US$25 and US$35 billion. Another extreme event modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses to...

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