I am back on duty, having attended the Natural Hazards Conference in Broomfield, CO, sponsored by the Univ. of Colorado at Boulder. For details about the conference and sessions there, go to their conference website. For those interested in the activities of that center, they have two free information products: a bi-monthly publication called the Hazards Observer and a periodic electronic newsletter.
Re the N.Z. earthquake, even Lloyds of London, a major reinsurance co. worldwide, is shocked at the extent of the damage in Christchurch, N.Z. according to this newsclip on July 19.
- Lloyd’s faces big disaster claims (bbc.co.uk)
- Lloyd’s: Insurance prices to rise after global disasters (telegraph.co.uk)
- Natural disasters push insurance claims to $4bn, Lloyd’s of London says (guardian.co.uk)