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Severe weather in North America

Perils, Risks, Insurance

Nowhere in the world is the rising number of annual natural catastrophes more evident than in North America. With its latest study “Severe weather in North America”, Munich Re provides comprehensive analyses on how loss figures are impacted by changing exposures and behaviour, by natural climate swings and by man-made climate change.

Publication Severe Weather in North America - Munich Re

Severe weather in North America
Perils, Risks, Insurance

Knowledge Series
Natural Hazards

Date of publication: 2012
Language: English
Order No.: 302-07563
Price: EUR 80.00


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Natural catastrophe statistics


  • Winter storms
  • Tropical cyclones
  • Thunderstorms
  • Inland floods
  • Landslides
  • Subsidence and heave
  • Heatwaves and droughts
  • Wildfires
  • Natural perils in Canada


  • Climate variability and climate change
  • Risk = Hazard • Exposure • Vulnerability
  • Reducing vulnerabilities through science


  • Insurance aspects – United States
  • Insurance aspects – Canada
  • Agricultural insurance
  • Weather derivatives
  • Meeting the challenge

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