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Managing Storm Surge Risk in Great Britain: A Look Back at the North Sea Flood of 1953 and Xaver in 2013

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August 05, 2019

The North Sea Flood of 1953, a powerful storm with waves that crashed over coastal defenses in the UK and Netherlands, claimed 2,500 lives in the storm surge.
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Managing Central European Flood Risk: A Look Back at the 2010 Poland Flood

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July 23, 2019

With the AIR Inland Flood Model for Central Europe update now covering Poland, we take a closer look at the costly 2010 Poland flood.
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What Hilal, Andreas, and Ela Can Teach Us About European Severe Thunderstorm Risk

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May 16, 2018

Three of Europe’s costliest severe thunderstorms have occurred in just the last decade. In this article, AIR’s Dr. Eric Robinson and Dr. Bernhard Reinhardt discuss how these storms demonstrate the importance of taking a probabilistic view of European severe thunderstorm risk.
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Summer Floods in the UK: Comparing 2012 and 2007

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November 26, 2012

Senior Client Services Associate Thomas Hughes, from AIR’s London Office, and Science Writer Sara Gambrill compare the UK summer floods of 2007 and 2012 and what the future may hold for the UK in terms of flood defense and insurance coverage.
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Ten Years after the Elbe Floods: Putting Lessons Learned Toward the Development of a Detailed Flood Model

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August 23, 2012

The Elbe floods affected large areas of eastern Germany, Austria, and western Czech Republic. In the aftermath, AIR responded to the industry’s call for more detailed approaches to assessing loss potential. In this article, Tobias Klier, Andreas Reiche, Yörn Tatge, and Meagan Phelan highlight several features of the AIR Inland Flood Model for Germany that address issues raised by the Elbe floods.  
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Note on Managing Earthquake Risk in Israel

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May 27, 2014

Ever since a series of five minor earthquakes struck northern Israel during one week in late October 2013, earthquake preparedness has been on the minds of many in Israel—including insurers. Although the largest of these October quakes was magnitude 3.5 (M3.5) and did not cause major damage, many wondered if this “earthquake swarm” was a portent of a larger quake in the near term. No one has the definitive answer, but insurers can understand their earthquake risk better through a comprehensive view of regional seismicity. This Note takes a brief look at the hazard.
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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Anatol, Lothar and Martin Ten Years Later

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December 09, 2009

Ten years ago this December Europe was subjected to three fiercely intense storms in rapid succession, Anatol, which arrived on December 3rd, Lothar, which struck on December 26th, and Martin, which immediately followed Lothar on December 27th. Together the storms brought much of Europe to a halt, killed more than 160 people, wreaked widespread damage and inflicted catastrophic insured losses of more than ten billion Euros (1999). In this article, Managing Director of AIR’s Munich operations, Yörn Tatge, describes the events, notes their impact on the insurance industry and addresses the continuing importance of European winter storms.
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From 1755 to Today—Reassessing Lisbon’s Earthquake Risk

Articles | AIR Currents Article
July 15, 2009

The Great Lisbon Earthquake occurred in the morning hours of All Saints Day, a Catholic high holiday, on November 1, 1755. Much of the city’s population, estimated to be around 200,000, was gathered for mass in Lisbon’s opulent churches and cathedrals. Beginning at around 9:30 am, three separate jolts spaced a few minutes apart violently shook southwestern Portugal.
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Preparing for Europe's Winter Storm Season with a Look Back at Niklas and Kyrill

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November 23, 2015

The 2014/2015 European extratropical cyclone (winter storm) season was rather lackluster until Niklas came on the scene at the tail end of March 2015. At the time, it drew many comparisons with 2007’s Kyrill, which had a similar track and an extensive footprint. This article takes a look back at Niklas and puts it in the context of historical storms, including Kyrill, and a yet-to-be-experienced “perfect storm.” Finally, this article takes a look ahead at the 2015/2016 season and discusses some risk management best practices.
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Ten Years After the Deluge: Revisiting the Central Europe Floods of 2005

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August 26, 2015

Inland flooding is one of the most frequent natural hazards in Europe and causes up to one third of the average annual catastrophe losses. In August 2005, just three years after “the flood of the century” in 2002, Central Europe was struck again, this time sustaining economic damage totaling about EUR 3 billion. 
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