Insured losses from Hurricane Isaias are expected to peak at $ 1 billion, according to a report Friday from Aon PLC.
Hurricane Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, on August 3, with maximum sustained winds of 850 miles per hour, equal to a Category 1 hurricane, said the weekly cat report from Aon's Impact Forecasting Unit.
rain and damaged tornadoes, "said Aon in the report.
At least 6.4 million customers lost power at the peak of the storm on the American mainland.
Total economic losses and insured losses were each expected to" surpass " $ 1 billion, "said Aon.
After the landfall, Isaias accelerated north toward the Mid-Atlantic, where its interaction with a strong jet stream minimized the weakening and helped produce improved long-lasting winds, Aon said. [1
Isaiah continued rapidly north-northeast at 400 miles per hour, giving gusts of over 70 miles per hour to parts of eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, said Aon.
On the evening of August 4, Isaias moved across New England and was designated post-tropical on August 5.
Isaias, who followed the hurricane Hanna's landfall nine days earlier in South Texas, will be the fifth named storm of the 2020 season to make landfall in the United States
This is the earliest this has happened in modern history, Aon said. Earlier this week, forecasters upgraded their forecasts and predicted an "extremely active" hurricane season.