According to the NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, in 2013 there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included five severe weather and tornado events, a major flood event and the western drought/heat wave. Overall, these events killed 109 people and had significant economic effects on the affected areas.
Although this year’s Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1, it’s never too early to begin preparing for disasters. A few simple steps, such as having an evacuation plan, could help save your life. In this video, Jeanne Salvatore, consumer expert and SVP of the Insurance Information Institute, offers four helpful tips on how to prepare for hurricane season and other disasters.
Crawford is regularly involved in handling claims from major weather events through its CATastrophe Services (CAT), the insurance industry’s leading independent adjusting resource for claims management in response to natural and man-made disasters. These situations can also involve Crawford’s Global Technical ServicesSM (GTS®) business, which operates globally and focuses on large or complex insurance losses.
How are you staying prepared for hurricane season this year? Do you have any storm predictions? Read more about Crawford’s experience with storms.