SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and officials said the storm already had caused at least five deaths. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, but it was expected to strengthen slightly by Thursday after passing northwest of Bermuda.» Read More
See average annual homeowners insurance premiums in these states, as well as average windstorm insurance premiums from the least expensive to the most expensive.
Insurers call windstorm coverage — including hurricanes, tornadoes, and hail — the "market of last resort," which comes with its own special rates applied to areas most prone to disaster.
This year has already been a record one for storm damage, with more severe weather of all kinds.
A not-so-small cottage industry is now built around disaster preparation. While it never hurts to be prepared, say experts, how much of this industry is actually playing into people’s fears?
To what degree a catastrophic event might be caused by climate change is impossible to measure at this stage, so global warming isn’t being directly priced into insurance premiums.
Companies like ServiceMaster, ServPro, Disaster Kleenup International and the Signature Group are ready to mobilize workers by the hundreds to respond to catastrophe for days and weeks on end.
New pipelines and high storage levels will combine to prevent a repeat of 2005 when hurricanes Katrina and Rita interrupted supply and prices spiked.
Analysis of last year's catastrophic weather and its impact on the price of commodities, with Jeff Masters, WeatherUnderground.com meteorology director, and Sterling Smith, Country Hedging.
Discussing how to plan, if weather-related disasters happen, with Michael Hicks, Ball State University; Addison Armstrong,Tradition Energy, Scott Bernhardt, Planalytics, and CNBC's Mary Thompson.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the unusual weather sweeping the globe.
Jeff Hodgson, Chicago Weather Brokerage, discusses how to make money off of the slew of natural disasters.
The Weather Channel's Rick Knabb takes a look ahead of this year's hurricane season.
Discussing which companies stand to benefit and which will be hurt in the coming hurricane season, with Evan Gold, Planalytics, Inc.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on which insurance companies stand to profit from a severe hurricane season.
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This season's hurricane forecast, with Evan Gold, Planalytics.
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The catastrophic events of the past week or so in Japan have many reaching for their wallets, seeking to help the afflicted nation and its people. Unfortunately, writing a check to a Japan earthquake specific charity fund might not be the wisest choice.
In his first one-on-one television interview since leaving the White House, former President George W. Bush talked about regrets, accomplishments and his legacy with NBC's Matt Lauer.