Another 5 years of above-average hurricane landfall rates likely

The average risk of landfalling hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin for the next five years remains at significantly above the risk averaged over the long term, warns Risk Management Solutions (RMS).
The current activity rates lead to estimates of average annual insured losses that will be 40% higher than those predicted by the long-term mean of hurricane activity for the Gulf Coast, Florida and the Southeast, an RMS release reports.
The risks will be 25% to 30% higher for the mid-Atlantic and Northeast coastal regions, RMS added.