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Lessons from Super Typhoon Ida: Disastrous Flooding Spurs Modern Mitigation in Japan

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September 20, 2018

Sixty years ago, on September 26, 1958, Super Typhoon Ida struck Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture on the island of Honshu. Typhoon Ida remains one of the country’s most devastating precipitation-induced flood disasters. This article examines why, on an island that frequently experiences typhoons, this storm caused such significant damage, and how companies can prepare for a similar recurrence today.
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Modeling the Extremes: Capturing the Wind Vulnerability of Manufactured and Large, High-Value Homes

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November 23, 2015

When it comes to hurricane winds, single-family homes are not a homogeneous class. Design and construction have an enormous influence on how they behave. In this article, we take a look at how structures at opposite ends of the single-family housing spectrum—manufactured homes and large, high-value properties—perform.
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An End to 200 Days of Quiet in the Northwest Pacific

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November 17, 2016

The strongest first-typhoon-of-the-season to hit Taiwan in 50 years, Typhoon Nepartak ended the longest typhoon drought on record for the Northwest Pacific basin in July 2016, wreaking havoc and breaking records as it crossed the country. 
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Improving Wind Mitigation Incentives

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August 21, 2013

Wind mitigation incentives vary by state, as do their effectiveness. This article describes the challenges in developing successful wind mitigation discount schemes and explores how AIR can help.
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Is the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season a Dud?

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September 19, 2013

If you believe what the general media outlets have been reporting, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is a bust. But let’s take a closer, scientific look at how this season has actually progressed.
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Northeast Hurricanes—And Recalling The Great New England Hurricane of 1938

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September 19, 2013

This month marks the 75th anniversary of “The Great New England Hurricane of 1938,” the most destructive hurricane to strike the U.S. Northeast in the 20th century. In this article, Tim Doggett and Robert Zalisk describe the 1938 hurricane and its impact, compare it to 2012’s Sandy, and explore how frequently Northeast hurricanes may be expected in the future.
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How Coastal Wind Insurance Pools Can Own the Risk

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August 21, 2013

AIR launched its Public Risk Services group in April. Headed by Vice President John Rollins, the group’s mission is to help legislators, regulators, wind and earthquake pools, federal insurance programs, quasi-governmental organizations, and other members of the public sector better understand and manage catastrophe risk. This AIR Current describes how wind pool risk is increasing and steps wind pool managers can take to reduce it, and it offers insights into the enterprise risks private insurers face from the increased wind pool risk.
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Powerful Typhoon Hits Japan: Are You Prepared?

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March 26, 2014

In this edition of Megadisaster, a Category 4 typhoon makes a total of five landfalls in Japan. Insured losses total more than JPY 3 trillion (USD 29 billion). 
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Which Wind Speed?

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May 27, 2014

In the days and hours leading up to the landfall of Super Typhoon Haiyan there was considerable confusion regarding the storm’s strength. Much of that confusion came from the different wind speed estimates being issued by meteorological agencies and reported in the press. In this article, Jason Butke, Principal Scientist at AIR Worldwide, explores how two meteorological agencies in the Northwest Pacific basin estimate tropical cyclone intensity and sheds light on why their estimates do not always agree.
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Iselle: A Myth-Busting Hawaiian Tropical Cyclone

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September 24, 2014

Think only the westernmost Hawaiian islands are at risk from tropical cyclones? Think again. Iselle busts some common myths about tropical cyclones in Hawaii.
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