July 2013 global catastrophe recap - Impact forecasting

The monthly report reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during July 2013. The report reveals that strong thunderstorms brought record rainfall to the greater Toronto metropolitan region, resulting in Canada's second billion-dollar natural disaster event of 2013 - the first being an extensive flood event that inundated the province of Alberta in June.

Elsewhere, seasonal rains caused significant flooding across Asia, whilst strong earthquakes struck China, Indonesia and New Zealand.