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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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Western wildfires continue to burn

August 05, 2022

Wildfires continue to sweep across the western U.S., destroying homes, structures and businesses. There are currently 70 active, large wildfires burning across 14 states — engulfing about 1.6 million acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. This includes 10 large fires that were reported yesterday: three in Washington, two each in Montana, Oregon and Texas, and one in Idaho.

In Northern California, the McKinney Fire has burned more than 55,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire in the state this year. It has destroyed 100 homes, sheds and other buildings, and forecasters warn that weather conditions are prime for it to grow.

Critical fire weather with dry and very windy conditions in parts of the Northwest, Great Basin and Northern Rockies areas will increase the potential for more wildfires. 2022 has brought another intense above-normal wildfire season with drought and climate change conditions continuing to heighten the threat in years to come.


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In addition to our adjusting services, we offer repair solutions, temporary housing, building consulting, contents and inventory solutions, forensic advisory services and engineering to assist you and your insureds. 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: NASA satellite image of smoke from the western fires

Susan Spencer 

senior vice president - pacific region

925.381.8005
Beau Bishop

SVP, catastrophe operations

601.500.0221
Gail Oliver

SVP, 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.

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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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Powerful earthquake shakes northern Philippines

July 29, 2022

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit northern Luzon Wednesday morning, impacting more than 21,000 people in more than 200 towns in 15 provinces. It was felt as far as 400 kilometers away in the capital Manila.

Wide-spread damage has been reported to hundreds of homes, dozens of schools and several hospitals and bridges. The quake also triggered 58 reported landslides and shut down railway services. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said citizens should brace for aftershocks, but has not issued a tsunami warning because the quake was detected inland.

We're here to support you.
We are here to help and are ready to provide emergency assistance in the region. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our property team listed below.

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The quake’s epicenter was in the small town, Dolores.

Nigel Cook

Head of MCL – Asia

+65 9179 8189
David Seng

Head of property, regional executive adjuster, MCL – Asia

+65 9147 8178
For support on the ground, please contact our partners: Manila Adjusters & Surveyors Company

Gloria Castro

+63 920 932 6968

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  • Windstorms

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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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