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Hurricane Katrina. These two words name an event that has had a lasting effect on countless lives. Beyond the massive, incomprehensible devastation, this natural disaster provided numerous lessons for nearly every segment of society. Without question, the insurance industry was among those most impacted by Katrina’s far-reaching implications.

While the majority of attention has been focused on the incredible structural devastation — understandably so — the impact of textiles on insurance claims provides a valuable lesson for future catastrophes.

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