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CAT response services: Several storms are brewing in the Gulf, Pacific and Atlantic

Tropical Depression 8

Forecasters are predicting that this tropical depression could strengthen into Tropical Storm Hanna and begin impacting a portion of the Gulf Coast on Friday. Heavy rains are expected along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the lower Texas coast Thursday into Saturday — with potential to result in flash flooding and minor river flooding.

Hurricane Douglas

Meanwhile, Douglas strengthened into the first major hurricane of the 2020 season. Positioned in the middle of the East Pacific Ocean, it's not expected to impact land through at least Saturday. However, area shipping interests should be on alert for gusty winds, downpours and rough seas. It's possible that Douglas could move toward Hawaii by the beginning of Sunday with potential to cause strong winds, dangerous surf and heavy rainfall.

Tropical Storm Gonzalo

This tropical storm formed on Wednesday in the central Atlantic Basin and was initially expected to stay a tropical storm. However, the National Hurricane Center's forecast now shows increased chances that it will become a hurricane Thursday night or Friday, before approaching the southern Caribbean by the end of the week. A hurricane watch is in effect for the islands of Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Sedgwick would like to ensure that our clients know we are here to help. 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

Image source: NOAA

Catastrophe contacts:

John Gragson | senior vice president, catastrophe | P. 469.986.7064

Gail Oliver | senior vice president, sales and marketing | P. 302.521.4985

Tropical Depression 8:

Ronnie Adcock | senior vice president, southwest region | P. 214.435.8951

Hurricane Douglas:

Jim Sylvester | senior vice president, pacific region | P. 214.534.4279

Tropical Storm Gonzalo:

Laura de Sordi | managing director, Latin America & Caribbean | P. 305.588.6240

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