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

10/05/2015
Record Rainfalls in Southeastern France
Crawford & Company has mobilized its teams in France, Italy and surrounding regions after record-setting rainfall fell over Southeastern France Saturday evening, causing widespread damage to property and sadly, loss of life, with 21 people killed. Most affected areas include coastal towns between Mandelieu (5km west of Cannes) and Nice.
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.
08/14/2015
Crawford Market Update: Tianjin Explosion
Fires are still burning at the site of two massive explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin.  At least 50 people died and hundreds were injured, 71 critically, in the explosions on Wednesday evening, 12 August 2015.   Our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident. The two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the north‐ east Chinese port city of Tianjin.  The blast sent shockwaves through apartment blocks kilometres away in the port city of 15 million people. Internet videos show fireballs shooting into the sky.