Global Catastrophe Recap, January 2019

Report
from Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre
Published on 31 Jan 2019 View Original

Executive Summary

  • Multiple winter storms & extreme cold leads to billion-dollar cost in the United States

  • Torrential seasonal rainfall prompts USD2.3 billion economic loss to agriculture in Argentina

  • Australia records its warmest month on record; first time nation averaged 30°C (86°F) in a month

  • 65°F: Wind chill temperature recorded in the U.S. Midwest in late January

  • 30°C: Average national temperature of Australia in January; warmest month on record

  • 80: Fatalities resulting from seasonal flooding in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi

  • 2.3 billion: Economic loss to agricultural sector in Argentina due to flooding