Fears of further destruction from Tasmania bushfires
Crews battling bushfires in Tasmania are preparing for hot and dry conditions, with 12 emergency alerts issued and continued threats to property.
Temperatures are forecast to peak in the mid-30s as winds reach speeds of up to 40km/h.
Wildfires causing the most concern continue in the Huon Valley in the state’s southeast, on the central plateau, at Gell River in the southwest and at Zeehan on the west coast…
7 key figures: Breaking down the cost of natural disasters in 2018
For places like California and Japan, 2018 was a historically devastating year for natural disasters and extreme weather.
In Aon’s recently released annual Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight Report, researchers summarize the year and evaluate the impact of global natural disaster events in an effort to identify trends, manage volatility and enhance resilience.
The Aon report puts the total cost of economic losses from natural disasters at $225 billion in 2018, and the total insured loss cost at $90 billion.
In the slideshow above are several more key figures from the report highlighting the worst weather events and major takeaways from Aon’s findings…