The following is a message from our colleague Pat McCon, Sr. Risk Engineering Consultant, Zurich North America.
Customers and colleagues – good afternoon!
As Tropical Storm Cindy disrupts life on the Gulf Coast it’s time to remember to plan for hurricanes – and the less-powerful but often equally-damaging smaller storms. And it’s not just in the southeastern United States – Tropical Storm Cindy has the potential to drop massive amounts of rain in the Tennessee and Ohio River Valleys if the path goes as predicted.
I’ve attached a copy of our ‘Easy/tough guide to starting a hurricane emergency action plan”. A number of other resources are available at http://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/topics/windstorm.
You may or may not have properties in the areas predicted to be affected by the present storm. If that’s the case, good – you have time to make solid preparations for when the storm comes. Are you absolutely not exposed to tropical windstorm hazards? I’ll bet you know someone who is – please feel free to share this information with anyone who may find it useful.
Best wishes for a safe summer. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can be of any assistance in helping you protect your property and your people.