Category 5 Storm Landfall Near Miami Would Drive Residential Losses of Over $200B

A new risk model from Karen Clark & Company (KCC), which contains over 90,000 hurricanes, estimates that a strong Category 5 storm making landfall near Miami would drive re/insured residential losses of more than $200 billion.

KCC explains that one of the worse-case scenarios for the state of Florida is a landfall near Miami with a track continuing north through areas of Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, which is actually a very similar track to what hurricane Irma threatened at one stage.

The KCC model contains more than 90,000 hurricanes, and reveals that more than 35,000 of these impact Florida.

Read more at Reinsurance News

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