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Wildfire Outlook and Future Problem Areas – August, 2019

By: - August 22nd, 2019

While the global insurance industry seems to be eyeing every cloud mass in the Atlantic Ocean for the development of the next possible named storm and what might unfold in terms of overall activity and landfalls, the industry should also pay attention to a different type of weather forecast. Some […]

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BMS Tropical Update – August 13th

By: - August 13th, 2019

It’s been a while since the last BMS Tropical Update on July 11. That update focused on Tropical Storm Barry, which eventually made landfall along the central Louisiana coastline as a minimal Category 1 hurricane. Even though it was a disheveled mess of a storm, it still caused nearly $100 […]

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Summary of IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy – Evaluating Garage Doors as a Damage Amplifier

By: - July 25th, 2019

Most Americans have fallen in love with the automobile, which is why miles of roadways reach across the country and so many residential structures in the U.S. have garages to keep these assets safe and clean. However, garages can become major problems in high wind events. When the doors to […]

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BMS Tropical Update July 11th

By: - July 11th, 2019

As mentioned in the last BMS Tropical Update, a storm is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.  The National Hurricane Center has now named this system Tropical Storm Barry and expects it to potentially become a hurricane by Saturday and make landfall shortly thereafter, with possible impacts along the coasts […]

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BMS Tropical Update: July 9th

By: - July 8th, 2019

There is an old proverb used to describe the Atlantic hurricane season: “June – too soon; July – stand by; August – come they must; September – remember; October – all over.” In fact, we suggested in our May BMS Tropical Insight that the next best opportunity for tropical storms […]

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Insurance industry impacts to upgrading Michael to a Category 5

By: - June 24th, 2019

When Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 11th 2018, it had a central pressure of 919mb, which is the third lowest pressure of any U.S. landfalling hurricane. Yet, at the time, the storm was classified on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 […]

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BMS 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Update

By: - June 3rd, 2019

The Season Has Begun There has undoubtedly been a lot of attention given to severe weather across much of the U.S. since the end of April, but in the meantime, the Atlantic hurricane season has arrived. In fact, most people may not have noticed that the Atlantic Basin already had […]

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The Makings of a Disastrous Hail Storm

By: - May 28th, 2019

There have been several big hail losses to the insurance industry over the last several years in fairly predictable locations. In 2016, three separate large loss hail events in the span of 10 days impacted several communities in Texas. The front range of the Rockies, including the Denver area, has […]

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Approaching the peak of the severe weather season

By: - May 6th, 2019

This BMS Insight will summarize the status of severe weather across the country so far this year and what can be expected as we move into the peak of the season. Typically, Local Storm Reports for tornadoes peak in the middle of May, which is a bit early in the […]

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March 3, 2019 – Severe Weather Outbreak

By: - March 4th, 2019

The familiar saying is that March can start in one of two ways: like a lion or a lamb. Unfortunately, this year it has come in roaring like a lion, with the occurrence of a very active outbreak of severe weather that has moved across the southeastern U.S., spawning numerous […]

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