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Kinetic Analysis in the News

Superstorm Sandy [2012]

  • Los Angeles Times (via Bloomberg), 26 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy could be a monster when it hits U.S. coast: In advance of Hurricane Sandy, Kinetic Analysis’ Charles Watson shares predictions on the storm’s damage based on current models.
  • Huffington Post Business, 29 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy Economic Damage: Experts Say Storm May Cost New York, Northeast Billions: Data from Kinetic Analysis are used to create a snapshot of the potential economic damage from Hurricane Sandy.
  • CBS News, 29 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy silences Wall Street: Kinetic Analysis’ Charles Watson speaks about the effect that Hurricane Sandy is expected to have on the price of gasoline in this segment from the CBS Evening News. Watson, who is director of research for Kinetic Analysis points out that six major oil refineries are in the prime target area for the storm. (Video)
  • Bloomberg Business Week, 30 October 2012. Watson: Sandy's Economic Impact $20B to $25B: Kinetic Analysis’ Charles Watson speaks about the economic impact that the damage from Hurricane Sandy will have on the nation in this segment from Bloomberg Television’s “Superstorm: State of Emergency” (Video)
  • Bloomberg TV, 30 October 2012. Adams: Insurance Companies Can Absorb This: Bloomberg Industries Insurance Analyst Jonathan Adams cites figures from Kinetic Analysis in this segment on the impact that Hurricane Sandy will have on insurance companies. The segment aired on Bloomberg Television. (Video)
  • Information Week, 12 November 2012. Hurricane Sandy: Big Data Predicted Big Power Outages: Mark Johnson discusses the impact that Hurricane Sandy will have on Big Data Analytics in forecasting events, assessing their impacts and mitigating future events in this Information Week commentary. Johnson cites a pilot study done by Kinetic Analysis’ Chuck Watson for the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) that predicted the vulnerability of their grid and forewarned of a prolonged recovery period—projections that unfortunately became a reality after Hurricane Sandy made landfall.

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  • Wired Magazine UK, 17 December 2012. The hurricane decoder: inside the mind of Charles Watson: Wired Magazine captures the deep experience that informs Kinetic Analysis' hazard and impact modeling, and the wide range of applications of our technolgy, in this profile of Charles Watson (Director of Research and Development, Kinetic Analysis Corporation).