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More than 50 sturdy weather stations sit atop concrete poles in Florida. They may help property insurers as they track wind speed. "You could have a bond that would trigger if wind exceeded 110 mph around Miami," said a cat modeler employee. "If you're an insurer, you want to be able to tailor your bonds to where you're writing business."

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