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Ted Gregory

Ted Gregory is director of operations for PCS at Verisk. You can contact Ted at

August 5, 2019

2019 August preview: Historical catastrophe activity

For the second straight year, the Atlantic hurricane season had an early start with Subtropical Storm Andrea in May and Hurricane Barry in July, which was a…

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July 1, 2019

July 2019 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

As we head into the summer months—and deeper into Atlantic hurricane season—we examine recent catastrophe trends for July.

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June 4, 2019

June 2019 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

June marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season (June 1 – November 30). According to forecasters, 2019 will be a slightly below-average season for the area…

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May 6, 2019

May 2019 preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

May is normally an active month for catastrophes and leads up to the beginning of the hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30 in the Atlantic basin and…

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April 2, 2019

April 2019 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

Historically, April is an active month for violent tornadoes. There have been more violent tornadoes—EF4 and EF5—in April than any other month from 1950 through 2013. And…

The most active March in the past ten years was in 2016, when PCS designated seven catastrophes, all wind and thunderstorm events
March 5, 2019

March 2019 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

Spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20, but winter storms and other severe weather may still occur this month.

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February 4, 2019

February 2019 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

While winter storms are common in February, there are other catastrophe risks that historically have made an impact during the month.

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December 5, 2018

December 2018 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

As the Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end, we look to December and examine historical catastrophe trends for the month.

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October 3, 2018

October 2018 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 5, 2018

September 2018 Preview of Historical Catastrophe Activity

It’s becoming more likely that we’ll have a mild Atlantic hurricane season, as forecasters from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center have raised the likelihood of a…

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July 9, 2018

Puerto Rico loses billions from Maria, and insurers are still counting

More than 10 months since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the island is still reeling from the devastating storm. Homeowners, commercial property owners,…

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July 2, 2018

July 2018 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

Wildfires, hurricanes, and other storm events are all potential risks in the summer months. As we head into July, we examine the recent catastrophe trends for the month.

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June 1, 2018

June 2018 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

We could see a slightly above-average Atlantic Basin 2018 hurricane season, after last year’s major hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

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May 1, 2018

May 2018 Preview: Historical catastrophe activity

Over the past decade, the month of May averaged four catastrophes, according to Verisk's Property Claim Services (PCS).

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April 4, 2018

April 2018 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

With parts of the United States still reeling from winter storms in March, Verisk's PCS looks ahead to April. Though overall tornadic activity typically peaks in May and…

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