Cyclone Idai causes massive devastation
The scale of devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe is enormous. Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands have been affected by what the United Nations has described ‘one of the worst weather-related disasters to hit the region’.
The storm made landfall near the port city of Beira in Mozambique's Sofala province on 14 March, packing winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph) and bringing torrential rain. Crawford is anticipating an influx of claims in the Beira area and as soon as the city becomes accessible, we will have an adjusting presence on site.
Our network partners are mobilising a team to Mozambique to reinforce the team based in Maputo. However, it is feared the situation could get worse in both Mozambique and Zimbabwe, with heavy rain set to continue so we anticipate it will be some time before we have a clearer understanding of the impact in this area.
As always the safety of our adjusting team is paramount and we will ensure that our adjusters are fully prepared in terms of vaccinations, personal security and logistics.
We are liaising with insurers or corporates who have exposure in the region to provide assistance and to start restoring lives, businesses and communities affected by Cyclone Idai.
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