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A firefighter watches a wildfire in Santa Clarita, Calif., Sunday, July 24. Thousands of homes were evacuated as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons. (Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo)

It has already been an active and costly year for natural disasters. 

Aon Benfield’s “Global Catastrophe Recap: First Half of 2016” report reveals that for the first half of 2016, preliminary global economic losses reached $98 billion and global insured losses $30 billion — the highest levels since 2011.

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Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact her at [email protected]

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