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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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Ida continues to wreak havoc 

September 02, 2021

Just days after making a Category 4 landfall in Louisiana, the remnants of Hurricane Ida ripped through the mid-Atlantic states into the Northeast — causing flooding rains and damaging tornados. The National Weather Service issued at least five flash flood emergencies Wednesday evening, stretching from west of Philadelphia through northern New Jersey.

Homes were flooded, cars were submerged and water rescues were ongoing in New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. New York declared a state of emergency early this morning with Manhattan subways shut down and many roadways underwater. A state of emergency was also declared in all of New Jersey’s 21 counties.

Tornados destroyed homes and buildings in New Jersey and Annapolis, Maryland. Flash flooding washed away several homes and trailers in western Virginia. And, thousands of people had to evacuate after water reached dangerous levels at a dam near Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

More flooding is possible across southern New England before Ida moves off the coast.

We’re here to support you
In addition to our adjusting services, we offer building consulting, contents and inventory solutions, forensic advisory services, repair solutions and engineering to assist you and your insureds. We can also assist with high volume, low severity business interruption claims from hurricane and storm damage through our business income express service. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our property team listed below.

To report claims, contact our CAT intake center for immediate setup and assignment.

P. 800.479.9188
E. newassignment@sedgwick.com

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Image source: NOAA

Keith Meerholz

senior vice president, northeast

201.747.6906
Scott Richardson

executive vice president, operations, and chief strategic and development officer

312.305.0550
Beau Bishop

senior vice president – catastrophe operations

601.500.0221
Gail Oliver

senior vice president, sales and marketing

302.521.4985

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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.

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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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Record-breaking earthquake shakes southeastern Australia

September 22, 2021

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Mansfield in the State of Victoria on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9:15 a.m. The earthquake is the largest Victoria has ever experienced. It affected the whole state, including the major city of Melbourne. Following the quake, three aftershocks were reported and more are expected. At this time, no serious injuries have been reported.

As of Wednesday afternoon, around 35,000 homes lost power. The majority of damage has impacted wall and floor coverings, windows and signage. In Melbourne, there were reports of structural damage to older buildings. The Melbourne suburbs hit by building damage include Kensington, Ascot Vale, Parkdale, Prahran, Balwyn, Elsternwick, Northcote and West Melbourne.

We’re here to support you
We have an unrivaled Australian CAT response team, including Leon Briggs who led our Christchurch major loss earthquake response. He’s supported by our broader team of civil engineers, building consultants, home and commercial loss adjusters and customer care officers. Whilst we have a large team already based in Victoria, we also have remote inspection capabilities if travel is impossible due to COVID-19, security concerns or the level of damage.

Given our extensive earthquake experience from other countries, we have specific tools and training developed for such unique losses, all of which is now available to us here in Australia. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our major event response manager shown below.

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Earthquake shake map
Image source: © Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2021

Clare Cordingley

Senior manager, major event response - Australia

+61 487 038 207

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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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