Hurricane Irene on Track to be the 10th Billi...September 1, 2011

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Hurricane Irene’s costs, already estimated at more than a $1 billion will be the 10th billion-dollar disaster of 2011, breaking 2008′s record for number of billion-dollar disasters for a year. Read More…

Some of Hurricane Irene’s 46 fatalities...August 31, 2011

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Although most of the storm’s deaths were directly the result of the storm’s high winds and torrential downpours, a number of the fatalities were clearly avoidable. And sadly, this is sometimes the case in most disasters, where the victims’ poor choices ultimately factored into their deaths.  Read More…