37 Catastrophes Hit in '08

Hemenway, Chad
March 2009
Best's Review;Mar2009, Vol. 109 Issue 11, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on the claim of International Organization for Standardization's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit that tropical storms, tornadoes and other severe weather accounted for 37 declared catastrophic events in the U.S. in 2008. According to PCS, hurricanes were estimated to have caused $13.3 billion in insured losses, while tornadoes, high winds, hail, and flooding have caused $10.5 billion in damages. In Texas, hurricanes Ike and Dolly have caused $10.2 billion insured losses.


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