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Natural Hazard Risk and Response

Manage weather and climate risk with detailed analytics

Verisk provides detailed analytics of weather, climate, and environmental perils to help you understand and manage risk, better allocate field staff, improve customer satisfaction, shorten workflow cycles, and support profitability.

Hail and severe thunderstorm risk

Hail And Severe Thunderstorm Risk

Hail and severe thunderstorm risk

Changing weather patterns are creating new challenges as the footprint grows for frequent hail events and the severe thunderstorms that often produce them.

Hail damage can take time to detect, leading to delayed claims. But data and analytics can help insurers manage these risks more effectively.

Ice, Fire, Wind, and Water

Stay Prepared Ahead Of Rising Disasters

This report examines recent activity, trends, and data-driven tools to help insurers and communities better measure and mitigate risk surrounding three especially destructive categories of hazards: Hail and severe thunderstorms, wildfires, and hurricanes.

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Flood and hurricane risk

Flood And Hurricane Risk

Flood and hurricane risk

In the post-industrial age, rising CO2 levels are warming the atmosphere and oceans, allowing more storms to develop and strengthen.

Complex changes in large-scale wind patterns are expected to create more favorable conditions for hurricanes, flooding, and tropical cyclones.

Key perils to watch

Key Perils Icon

Natural hazards are increasing in frequency and severity. Insurers should ask themselves three key questions while managing peril risk across:

  • Hail and severe thunderstorm
  • Wildfire
  • Hurricane, flooding, and storm surge
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Wildfire Risk and Mitigation

Wildfire Risk And Mitigation

Wildfire Risk and Mitigation

Wildfires have increased dramatically during the past decade. Loss exposure will continue to grow as the wildland-urban interface (WUI) and other high-hazard areas are further developed.

With deeper understanding of these effects, you can underwrite and manage your wildfire exposure with greater insight.

2023 Q2 Special Weather Report

Q2 Special Weather Report

Winter Storm Elliott: Unveiling the Enormous Impact on Property Claims and Materials Pricing

In December of 2022, Winter Storm Elliott brought blizzard conditions, high winds, heavy snowfall, and record-setting cold temperatures across much of the country, resulting in billions of dollars in damages.

This report delves into the impact of that storm, including the significant surge in both residential and commercial claims as well as changes in the price of materials.

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Complementary Analyses

Wildfire Risk Analysis

Wildfire risk analysis

The Verisk wildfire risk analysis determined the number and percentage of properties at high and extreme risk from wildfire in the 13 most wildfire-prone states and two Canadian provinces*. Our FireLine® Risk Reports contain complete state or provincial-level risk analyses.

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Town View

Verisk Annual Property Report

As a global pandemic continued to affect the world, a winter storm and hurricanes battered the south and the Midwest. These and other 2021 events affected labor and material prices and drove claims activity throughout the year.

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Marshall Fire

Building property risk profiles from a data ecosystem

As wildfires and other natural catastrophes grow in frequency and severity, so does the value of data ecosystems to help insurers gain a comprehensive view of property risk, from address-level exposure to granular, up-to-date reconstruction cost estimates.

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Additional insights

Weather Teaser

Severe thunderstorms and hail: Concentrated events that pack a punch

Severe thunderstorms are a common natural phenomenon in the US, causing more than half of annual reported insured losses since 1985.

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Climate Change Hurricane Teaser

Will climate change lead to more hurricanes?

Verisk’s Climate Change Projections help organizations investigate how loss metrics such as average annual losses (AALs) and return period may change in the future.

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Best practices for underwriting natural catastrophe risk

Taking into consideration the nuances of the property you’re insuring can help you take charge of multifaceted risk factors.

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Wildfire Wineries

How wildfire activity is affecting Northern California for the long haul

With the wine industry estimating over $3 billion in losses due to these fire events, the spotlight on wildfire risk in Northern California remains as acute as ever.

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