RMS Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Matthew

October 4, 2016

Catastrophe risk modeler RMS is keeping an eye on Hurricane Matthew, one of the most powerful North Atlantic hurricanes in recent history.

Matthew, which briefly reached Category 5 strength on Oct. 1, made landfall in Haiti today as a Category 4. The hurricane set off watches and warnings for Jamaica, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, Cuba and the Bahamas. All except Cuba are members of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, which provides insurance coverage to member countries on a parametric modeled loss basis, RMS said.

RMS shared its view of each island’s vulnerabilities to the storm:

Source: RMS