Catastrophe Response

In the aftermath of any catastrophic event, policyholders and claimants expect fast, responsive service. Crawford is uniquely equipped to handle the increases in volume, complexity and the additional stress and strain on the system of carrier infrastructure. In this space, we provide the latest information on how Crawford is responding to recent severe weather events/disasters and other major events.

Major Events

Crawford is the industry's leading independent adjusting resource for insurance claim management in response to natural and man-made disasters. In this section, you will find detailed information on our response to any major event Crawford is currently handling.

Analysis and Resources

During the last 70 years, Crawford has handled all kinds of property and casualty claims, both large and small. In this section, we share our expertise and lessons learned from select severe storms and other major events.

Alerts

10/23/2015
Crawford & Company® Ready for Immediate Response to Hurricane Patricia
Proclaimed by the U.S. National Hurricane Center as the ‘strongest hurricane on record’, with maximum sustained winds of an unprecedented 200 mph (320 kph), Hurricane Patricia aims at Mexico’s Pacific coast early Friday, moving north-northwest, and is forecast to make landfall in the Mexican state of Jalisco by Friday evening as a Category 5 hurricane. Jalisco, includes Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, and adjoining states, Colima and Nayarit, will also feel the effects of expected catastrophic winds and formidable flood threat. Depending on the storm’s exact track, Manzanillo may experience destructive winds, flooding rainfall, dangerous storm surge and large, battering waves breaking onshore. Potentially, the system’s significant precipitation could affect the U.S. including Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.
10/23/2015
Crawford & Company® Ready for Immediate Response to Hurricane Patricia
Proclaimed by the U.S. National Hurricane Center as the ‘strongest hurricane on record’, with maximum sustained winds of an unprecedented 200 mph (320 kph), Hurricane Patricia aims at Mexico’s Pacific coast early Friday, moving north-northwest, and is forecast to make landfall in the Mexican state of Jalisco by Friday evening as a Category 5 hurricane. Jalisco, includes Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, and adjoining states, Colima and Nayarit, will also feel the effects of expected catastrophic winds and formidable flood threat. Depending on the storm’s exact track, Manzanillo may experience destructive winds, flooding rainfall, dangerous storm surge and large, battering waves breaking onshore. Potentially, the system’s significant precipitation could affect the U.S. including Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.
10/02/2015
Crawford Market Update: Hurricane Joaquin Blasts the Central Bahamas
Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin continues to hammer the central Bahamas with 130 mph winds, storm surge flooding and torrential rain, and is expected to continue pounding the islands causing catastrophic damage through Friday. Joaquin's eyewall is hammering Samana Cays, the Acklins, Crooked Island, and Mayaguana in the central Bahamas, and is nearing Rum Cay, San Salvador and Long Island (Bahamas). Flooding from storm surge and torrential rainfall has been documented on Long Island and the Acklins.
10/01/2015
Crawford Market Update: Hurricane Joaquin Blasts the Central Bahamas
Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin continues to hammer the central Bahamas with 130 mph winds, storm surge flooding and torrential rain, and is expected to continue pounding the islands causing catastrophic damage through Friday.
09/17/2015
Crawford Market Update: Chile Earthquake 8.3-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Coast
A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's coast on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami alert and coastal evacuations. At least eight people were killed and one million evacuated from affected areas, the director of the National Office of Emergency for the Chilean Ministry of Interior, Ricardo Toro, announced at a Santiago news conference early Thursday morning. According to a preliminary assessment from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the quake's epicenter was about 54 kilometers (34 miles) west of Illapel. It occurred around 7:54 p.m. (6:54 p.m. ET) and had a depth of 33 kilometers (20.5 miles), USGS said.