Friday, August 21, 2020

Re/Insurance: "Double U.S. hurricane landfall threat forecast, Laura & Marco set to be named"

From Artemis:
The United States, in particular Florida and the Gulf Coast, is under a double hurricane threat currently, with storms Laura and Marco expected to be named in the coming hours and the forecast showing a potential hit to the Florida peninsula and a double-hit to the Gulf Coast region.

The tropics look set to unleash two U.S. hurricane landfall threats on the insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market later today.

Tropical depressions thirteen and fourteen have become more organised and now the latest NHC forecast shows the pair becoming tropical storms and then intensifying into hurricane Laura and hurricane Marco by early next week, with threats to a wide swathe of the hurricane exposed coastline, including a threat to Florida.
At this stage neither has been named a tropical storm, but as you can see from the above this is expected in the coming day.

Beyond that, depression thirteen (on the left) is forecast to skirt the Caribbean, impact the Bahamas, perhaps make a landfall in southern Florida, before emerging back in the Gulf of Mexico and heading for a landfall as a hurricane in the Panhandle region.

Depression fourteen is forecast to cross the Mexican peninsula and enter the Gulf Of Mexico with nothing between it and a landfall as a hurricane around Texas or Louisiana.
The waters of the Gulf of Mexico remain conducive to intensification and while meteorologists note the position of a wave giving off wind shear, some are suggesting that once over the Gulf these two hurricanes could intensify, with the chances of high category 1, or even stronger, double hurricane landfalls on the Gulf Coast early next week.

The situation, with two potential landfall threatening storms in the water is certain to put the insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) community on alert over the weekend....

Bringing to mind this from 2017:
"Sign language interpreter used gibberish, warned of bears, monsters during Hurricane Irma update"
Officials in Manatee County, Florida are under fire after an interpreter for the deaf warned about pizza and monsters during an emergency briefing related to Hurricane Irma.

The interpreter, Marshall Greene, a lifeguard for the county, has a brother who is deaf, according to the DailyMoth, a video news site that provides information via American Sign Language. Greene was used as the interpreter for a Sept. 8 press conference regarding the incoming storm and possible evacuations.

Members of the deaf community said Greene mostly signed gibberish, referencing "pizza," "monsters," and using the phrase "help you at that time to use bear big," during the event. Other information signed to viewers was incomplete, experts said.....
On the other hand, this gent in Florida is an absolute master ASL translator who we juxtaposed into the above post.
Sound off, even folks  not fluent in ASL (moi) got the message: