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A seasonal round-up of the big stories of 2015. Happy holidays.
Twelve tropical depressions
As predicted by Tim Hall and others, Atlantic storm activity was slightly below the long term average. None of the storms were sufficiently bad to affect the reinsurance market. The relatively low level of property damage included over $500m of damage from Erika in Dominica, and $60m of damage from Joaquin in the Bahamas and Bermuda.
The twelve were: Hurricanes Danny, Fred, Joaquin and Kate; Tropical Storms Ana, Bill, Claudette, Erika, Grace, Henri, and Ida plus Tropical Depression Nine.