Roundup of June’s major natural disasters

Published: Friday, 10 July 2015 08:18

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during June 2015.

The report highlights that seasonal monsoon rains led to widespread flood and landslide damage across Asia during the month, including in China, where at least 50 people were killed and 100,000 homes damaged or destroyed. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, total aggregate economic losses reached almost USD4.0 billion.

Elsewhere, areas of South Asia and Africa were impacted by monsoon-triggered floods that resulted in more than 140 fatalities in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Côte d'Ivoire.

New Zealand's North Island was also flooded, with one particular event causing estimated economic losses in excess of NZD120 million (USD82 million). Early data from the New Zealand Insurance Council cited more than 2,000 filed claims.

Further key natural disasters that occurred during June included:

To view the full report, click here.