Superstorm Sandy a Year Later

10-29-2013 Sandy CoverMore than twelve months ago on October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy struck one of the most densely populated areas of the United States with damage on an unprecedented scale. In a handful of days, millions of lives were disrupted and billions of dollars in damage occurred to infrastructure, buildings, houses, and vehicles.

The 1,000-mile wide storm caused damage in more than 12 states and generated more than 1.5 million insurance claims worth over $18 billion. Superstorm Sandy a Year Later: A Record-setting Storm and a Record-setting Response is a new research paper from Crawford & Company that summarizes the effects of the storm, how the insurance industry and our country and cities could handle future catastrophic events, and how Crawford handled record-setting claims.

Superstorm Sandy a Year Later visits:

  • What made Sandy so incredibly rare and destructive—and why we might see more similar storms
  • What types of state and federal legislation and regulations changed because of the storm
  • The problems with flood insurance claims
  • How the insurance industry will handle future storms
  • What coastal cities can do to become more resilient as they prepare larger and more frequent storms that may be generated in part by climate changes
  • How Crawford handled the massive number of claims from the storm, ranging in size from several hundred to tens of millions of dollars

You can download a copy of the paper using the links above. Do you have a Sandy memory to share? Ever been caught in a hurricane or natural catastrophe? Let us know below.

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