X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Mexico Beach, Florida, 16 days after Hurricane Michael hit in October 2018. (Photo: Terry Kelly/Shutterstock) Mexico Beach, Florida, 16 days after Hurricane Michael hit in October 2018. (Photo: Terry Kelly/Shutterstock)

Previously, a “catastrophic season” may have indicated a certain period over the course of the year, but over the past few years, it’s become clear that severe weather and natural disasters can occur regardless of time and place. Insurers and policyholders no longer have to just worry about “hurricane season” in the Gulf and the Mid- and South Atlantic states or ice storms and snow squalls in the north. It’s now important to be prepared for a variety of major storms, fires, blizzards, and other various types of weather.

Inclement weather and natural disasters will happen; there’s no way for any organization to prevent them. That said, organizations should have emergency preparedness plans in place —  ones that can easily be implemented when Mother Nature rears her ugly head. Insurers can help encourage organizations to create these plans in an effort to protect their physical businesses, their employees and (hopefully) return to work as quickly as possible.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.

INCLUDED IN A DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?

PropertyCasualty360

Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.