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NOAA is considering moving up the official start date of the Atlantic hurricane season from June 1 to May 15, because of a surge in May storms over the last several years. Read More

NOAA is considering moving up the official start date of the Atlantic hurricane season from June 1 to May 15, because of a surge in May storms over the last several years. Read More

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Busy Atlantic hurricane season ends

December 01, 2021

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season saw an intense start but gave way to an unusually quiet end yesterday. Overall, the season generated 21 named tropical storms and hurricanes — the third highest on record. A typical season sees 14 storms. Yet, despite the high number of storms, 2021's hurricane tally of seven was right in line with the average over the past 30 years and only half of 2020's 14 hurricanes.

Eight storms made a U.S. landfall in 2021, including Ida, which devastated Louisiana at Category 4 strength before bringing torrential rain and catastrophic flooding to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. NOAA estimated Ida inflicted just under $65 billion in damage, making it the fifth-costliest hurricane in U.S. history. The season also saw Hurricane Henri, which became the first named storm to make landfall in Rhode Island since 1991, and Hurricane Nicholas, the first hurricane to make landfall in Texas in September since Ike in 2008.

Despite its frenzied start, the season ended quietly with only one storm, Wanda, forming after Hurricane Sam dissipated on Oct. 5. In fact, the Atlantic had no named storm activity from Oct. 3 to Oct. 30 — the first time since 2006.

We’re here to support you
While the Atlantic hurricane season has come to a close, we are here to support you and your insureds through blizzards, flooding, fires and other natural disasters. In addition to our adjusting services, we offer building consulting, contents and inventory solutions, forensic advisory services, repair solutions and engineering.

To report claims, contact our CAT intake center for immediate setup and assignment.
P. 800.479.9188
E. newassignment@sedgwick.com

2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Map

Image source: National Hurricane Center

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Earthquake shakes southwestern Mexico

September 09, 2021

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near the resort city of Acapulco in southwestern Guerrero state on September 7. It affected areas hundreds of miles away, including Mexico City. Following the quake, 92 aftershocks were reported, including one that measured 5.2 magnitude.

As of Tuesday night, around 1.6 million people were without power across five states in Mexico. There was damage to phone lines and electrical wiring along with some blackouts reported in Tlatelolco.

The majority of damage impacted wall and floor coverings, windows and signage. In Guerrero, there were reports of structural damage to older buildings, fallen utility poles and the collapse of a church façade. There have been no reports of severe damage.

We’re here to support you
We have a CAT response team, including civil engineers and adjusters, already deployed to the impacted area. They are on standby to receive claims. We also have remote inspection capabilities if travel is impossible due to COVID-19, security concerns or the level of damage. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our property team listed below.

Sedgwick Guerrero Earthquake 07 09

Earthquake shake map, including aftershocks

Hector Calvo Salvado

Country manager

+52 55 8022 3487
Martin Jackson

Director, reinsurance

+52 55 3731 6772

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Melaka and Muar hit by flash floods

October 22, 2021

Monsoon rains leading to flash floods hit Melaka and Muar on the evening of October 20, 2021. We’re beginning to learn the breadth and depth of the losses to commercial and residential properties.

To those impacted, we are with you and we are here to help. Sedgwick's dedicated team of adjusters (including adjusters mobilized from the other states) are onsite to support clients and their insureds with flood claims during this difficult time.

Catastrophe contacts
We are currently monitoring our claim numbers and can also draw on the expertise from Sedgwick colleagues across the nation to assist us at short notice. If there are any specific requirements, please contact our catastrophe team listed below.

Flooding Muar Maleka

Ir Aldrin Wong

Chief executive officer, managing director

+60 12 289 0193
Ong Beng How

Assistant general manager

012 296 6697
Ling Haw Ting

Branch manager

012 688 6058
Sathiyamoothri Palaipan

Manager

012 217 9310

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Contact: newassignment@sedgwick.com

Our experts are here for you and ready to respond to a full range of CAT events worldwide:

  • Earthquakes
  • Floods
  • Hailstorms
  • Hurricanes
  • Mass tort
  • Pandemic
  • Product liability
  • Product recall
  • Riots/civil unrest
  • Third-party liability exposures
  • Tornados
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Wildfires
  • Windstorms

Services

Our experts are here for you and ready to respond to a full range of CAT events worldwide:

  • Earthquakes
  • Hurricanes
  • Volcanic eruptions

Services

Our experts are here for you and ready to respond to a full range of CAT events worldwide:

  • Earthquakes
  • Floods
  • Hailstorms
  • Hurricanes
  • Mass tort
  • Pandemic
  • Product liability
  • Product recall
  • Riots/civil unrest
  • Third-party liability exposures
  • Tornados
  • Tsunami
  • Typhoons
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Wildfires
  • Windstorms

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