Guide to Hurricane Emergency Action Plans

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

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 if we can be of any assistance in helping you protect your property and your people.