Expert: Active storm season doesn't necessarily mean higher loss potential

05/30/2013 | PropertyCasualty360

This year's Atlantic hurricane season is widely expected to produce an above-average number of named storms, but intense activity doesn't necessarily signify "an elevated potential for landfall or insured loss," said Peter Dailey of AIR Worldwide. "High levels of loss are typically the result of strong hurricanes making landfall, which itself is dependent on a host of correlated factors including sea surface temperatures, wind shear conditions and atmospheric steering currents," Dailey said.

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