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Home engulfed in fire from wildfire A home is engulfed in the flames of the Tea Fire in Santa Barbara, California, U.S. (Photo: JONATHAN ALCORN/Bloomberg)

New data from Swiss Re estimates that catastrophes in the first half (1H) of 2018 resulted in $36 billion in total global economic losses. This number is significantly less costly than last year’s total of $64 billion in 1H 2017, and well below the average.

Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As Associate Editor of NU Property & Casualty magazine and NU Propertycasualty360.com, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. Danielle heads PC360's video production, producing news packages, video interviews, and animated videos. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, prior to this role, Danielle served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ on the show "Push Pause." Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at dling@alm.com.

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