“We will be learning a lot from these events,” said Muir Wood. “Harvey caused extraordinary levels of rainfall which we’ve never seen before. We’ve talked about it, but never seen it before, so this helps us when we want to link our inland flood models with our hurricane models which is something have on our agenda now.”

“Irma is a storm which went up the middle of Florida but it’s causing a storm surge on both coastlines and people might not have thought about that,” he said. “But the issue we’re going to have with this event, is the shortage of loss adjustors.”