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Here are the insights insurance pros and policyholders need to know to navigate the 2021 hurricane season.

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Residents survey debris after Hurricane Michael hit in Mexico Beach, Florida, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Search-and-rescue teams found at least one body in Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm's fury became ever clearer. (Photo: Zack Wittman/Bloomberg) Residents survey debris after Hurricane Michael hit in Mexico Beach, Florida, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Search-and-rescue teams found at least one body in Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm’s fury became ever clearer. (Photo: Zack Wittman/Bloomberg)

Recent events have been a sobering reminder at just how destructive hurricanes and storms can be. Hurricane Dorian caused devastating damage in the Bahamas over Labor Day weekend, with total insured losses estimated at upwards of $1.5 billion.

Most recently, Tropical Storm Imelda hit Texas with shocking rainfall, causing Hurricane Harvey-like floods, damaging structures and prompting hundreds of water rescues.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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