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Global Catastrophe Recap, March 2019


Executive Summary

  • Extensive U.S. flooding leads to multi-billion-dollar impact in the Missouri & Mississippi River Basins

  • Cyclone Idai leaves nearly 1,100 people dead & causes a humanitarian crisis in Southern Africa

  • Windstorm Eberhard poised to become the costliest event of the 2018/19 season in Europe

8.0 billion Anticipated global cost of flooding events in March 2019 in USD

115 mph Estimated maximum wind speed (1-minute) of Cyclone Idai prior to Mozambique landfall

2.0 inch Hail size in Florida’s Brevard County on March 27; only the 7th time since 1950

1.0 million Estimated number of power outages due to Windstorm Eberhard in Europe