With each major hurricane, we learn more about how to minimize and prevent loss. This year, we have had more than enough opportunity to learn due to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate.

After Irma, my team and I had the chance to survey from the air and at ground level the damage caused by the storm. We rode along with our field adjusting team and met directly with agents and clients. The resilience of the people and communities affected by the storm was impressive. Our visit and the incoming claims data enabled us to make the following observations about the top five losses and how to prevent them the next time a storm strikes.

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