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CAT response services: Ida continues to wreak havoc

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.

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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

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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