Hurricane Beryl News

How a Perfect Storm Sent Church Insurance Rates Skyrocketing

The Rev. John Parks was taking his first sabbatical in 40 years of ministry when he got a call from his church’s accountant with some bad news. Church Mutual, the church’s insurance company, had dropped them. “This does not make …

Analyzing Business Income Losses Following Ingress/Egress & Service Interruptions

Let’s take a look at catastrophe-related perils that could impact any business in a post-pandemic and/or stabilized economy—specifically, ingress/egress limitations and power outages. Ingress and egress are terms to reference the act of entering and leaving a location. In the …

Vermont Seeks Federal Damage Assessment for Floods Caused by Hurricane Beryl’s Remnants

Vermont is seeking an assessment to determine whether last week’s flooding, which damaged homes, knocked down bridges and washed out roads, qualifies for a federal disaster declaration and aid. The flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl happened a year …

CenterPoint Sued Over Hurricane Beryl Power Outages in Houston

A group of Houston restaurants that lost power for days after Hurricane Beryl sued the city’s main utility, accusing CenterPoint Energy Inc. of failing to adequately invest in infrastructure and respond to widespread power outages. The lawsuit, filed by various …

Hurricane Beryl Caused $2.5-$4.5B in Estimated Insured Losses, Says Moody’s

U.S. insured losses from Hurricane Beryl will likely fall between $2.5 billion to $4.5 billion, according to estimates by Moody’s RMS Event Response. Insured losses associated with the storm include wind, storm surge, and precipitation-induced flooding. Moody’s estimates total non-U.S. …

Just a Category 1 Hurricane? Don’t Be Fooled by A Number

Here’s a troubling phrase hurricane forecasters hate but often hear: “It’s just a Category 1. Nothing to worry about.” Or even worse: “Tropical storm? Just some wind and rain.” But look at Hurricane Beryl, which hit Texas this week as …

Insurers See Minimal Impact From Hurricane Beryl, but They’re Bracing for an Active Season

Insurers’ losses from Hurricane Beryl will be “low and readily absorbed” and the storm is not expected to change pricing conditions in the P&C and reinsurance sectors, Moody’s Ratings said. Beryl made landfall along the Texas coast as a category …

Damage From Hurricane Beryl May Cost Insurers $2.7B in U.S., Modeler Says

Insurers in the United States may take a hit of about $2.7 billion from damage caused by Hurricane Beryl, catastrophe modeling company Karen Clark & Co. said on Thursday. About 1.5 million customers remained without power in Texas on Wednesday, …

Hurricane Risk Prompts a Caribbean Bank to Disaster-Proof Its Finances

Hurricane Beryl ripped through the Caribbean last week, leaving small island governments rushing to find funds for the billions of dollars in damages. It was the type of situation that Stefano Capodagli is trying to prepare for at the Caribbean …

CSU Research Team Increases Atlantic Hurricane Forecast

Hurricane Beryl got the respected team of researchers at Colorado State University to rethink its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season, which has already seen three named storms. CSU’s Department of Atmospheric Science now calls for an “extremely active” total …