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Ted Gregory

Ted Gregory is director of operations for PCS at Verisk. You can contact Ted at tgregory@verisk.com.

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November 6, 2020

November 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

The last ten Novembers saw a total of 17 PCS catastrophe designations, which consisted of ten wind and thunderstorm events, three wildland fires, three winter storms, and…

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October 7, 2020

October 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

In the last ten years, there’s been 32 PCS catastrophe events in October, including 20 wind and thunderstorm events, four hurricanes, five wildland fires, two tropical…

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September 7, 2020

September 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

The NOAA Climate Prediction Center has raised the likelihood of an above-normal 2020 hurricane season to an 85 percent chance.

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August 7, 2020

2020 August preview: Historical catastrophe activity

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is still expected to be a busy one, despite a brief lull in activity after a fast start in May and June. Although the hurricane season…

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July 8, 2020

July 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

Last year tied for the second most active July in PCS® history, with seven designated catastrophes, including five wind and thunderstorm events, an earthquake, and a…

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June 8, 2020

June 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

According to the forecast, there’s a 69 percent probability that at least one major hurricane (categories 3-5) could make landfall along the entire continental United…

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May 11, 2020

May 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

Last year was the most active May in the decade with seven catastrophes totaling more than $5.8 billion in insured losses.

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April 8, 2020

April 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

With the start of spring, we look ahead to April and warmer weather, which often translates to more wind and thunderstorm activity. PCS® has designated 50 April…

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March 2, 2020

March 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

Though winter begins to wind down in March, major storms remain a possibility along with other severe weather. In fact, last year PCS® designated one winter storm and…

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February 3, 2020

February 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

February can be an active month for catastrophes, with the threat of winter storms and wind and thunderstorm events.

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January 7, 2020

January 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

With winter underway, a historical review of January data shows the potential risks that may come with the new year.

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December 2, 2019

December 2019 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

December traditionally experiences catastrophes from wind and thunderstorm events or winter storms, but in recent years, wildfires have been a growing threat.

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November 5, 2019

November 2019 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

With hurricane season ending officially on November 30, we look ahead to the potential catastrophe risks for the month.

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October 3, 2019

October 2019 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

October marks the end of peak hurricane season. While the fourth quarter generally tends to be less active than the third, insurers should still be vigilant in preparing…

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September 3, 2019

September 2019 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

The National Hurricane Center has increased the likelihood of “above-normal” activity in the Atlantic Basin for the remainder of the 2019 hurricane season