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Catastrophe Losses

August 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The National Hurricane Center says a named storm forms in the Atlantic Basin in June once every other year.

June 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

June brings hurricane season to the Atlantic basin, where the season begins officially on the first of the month and continues through the end of November.

May 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Claims teams are preparing for the unpredictable next few months. Significant catastrophe activity has occurred during the month of May.

April 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Since 2007, PCS has designated 41 catastrophes in the month of April, an average of just fewer than four per month.

March 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Since 2007, the average catastrophe frequency for the month of March is 3.2 events, with 220,000 claims generating $1.4 billion in industry losses.

February 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

It’s midwinter in the Northern Hemisphere, and we’re looking ahead to February with a review of historical catastrophe activity.

January 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

With winter on its way, we look ahead to January cat event risks. Catastrophic January storms since 2007 have caused nearly $5.9 billion in insured losses.

December 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The 2016 hurricane season ended November 30 with two PCS® catastrophe designations from Atlantic Basin hurricanes that made landfall in the United States.

November 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The 2016 hurricane season will come to an end on November 30. So far this year, two catastrophes have been designated as tropical events.

October 2016 Preview: Historical Cat Activity

As October approaches, so does the end of peak hurricane season, however, insurers should still be vigilant.

September 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

While forecasters have predicted a relatively normal hurricane season for this year, there have been five named storms in the Atlantic thus far.

PCS-Mobile now available for Android and iPhone

PCS Mobile gives claims professionals convenient access to real-time information about catastrophes and impending severe weather events.

August 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The most active years for August catastrophe events were 2007, 2008, and 2013 with four catastrophe storm designations.

July 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Taking a look at significant weather activity in 2016 to date, we saw a rare January hurricane, Alex, as well as Tropical Storm Bonnie in May.