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August 17, 2023

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The wildfires on Maui have left parts of the island reduced to cinders. In the midst of the tragedy, hundreds are still missing and the death toll continues to climb. 


Maui Fire Is Deadliest in US in 105 Years

With the death toll already at 106, a mobile morgue unit with additional coroners arrived in Hawaii to help with the grim task of sorting through remains.

Read more at AP


GIS Technology and How WSRB Uses It

GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, stands as the latest innovation in the world of mapping; cutting-edge technology that takes all we've learned thus far and turns it up a notch.

Read more at WSRB



Hagerty Announces Q2 Results

The lifestyle brand and leading specialty insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market has announced its financial results for Q2 2023.

Read more at Insurance Business Mag

"Most Disrupted Personal Lines"

Kemper’s actions, including exiting the preferred home and auto market, come amid “the most disrupted personal lines environment” it has ever experienced.

Read more at Insurance Business Mag


QBE Disappointed Despite Surge

“This has been a disappointing half for me in many regards, but I do think we’re making progress on our key initiatives and have good momentum in the business.”

Read more at Insurance Business Mag



$3 Billion Settlement Funds Ecology

Nearly $3 billion in settlement money from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster is now funding a massive ecosystem restoration in southeastern Louisiana.

Read more at Insurance Journal

NOAA: Above Average Season

Record hot ocean temperatures and a tardy El Nino are doubling the chances of an intense Atlantic hurricane season this summer and fall. 

Read more at WFTV


Severe Thunderstorm Losses

A series of widespread thunderstorms have caused significant insured losses in US, accounting for 68% of global insured natural catastrophe losses in H1 of 2023.

Read more at Insurance Business Mag



CAL FIRE Mid-Air Collision 

A firefighting helicopter crashed in Cabazon after a midair collision with another helicopter fighting the same fire, killing all three crew members aboard, 

Read more at Firehouse

How Tornado Scale is Determined

The Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) has been used since 2007; the NWS is the only federal agency with the authority to provide an official rating of a tornado.

Read more at Click On Detroit


Inflation, Cat Lead Losses

Key macroeconomic trends impacting the industry results include inflation, rising interest rates and overall P&C underlying growth.

Read more at Insurance Journal


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