Flood, Wind & Hail
Flooding in British Columbia
Patricia (PJ) Davis
GA CIP CFEI, Catastrophe and Property Supervisor
Crawford & Company responds to flooding in British Columbia
Crawford is closely monitoring the impact of Wednesday's flooding in British Columbia and our teams are ready to respond. Our thoughts are centred around the well-being of those people who live and operate businesses in the affected areas. Visit our services page to learn more about our claims adjusting offerings.
CIP CRM, Chief Client Officer Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
Nov 17, 2021
Toronto (Wednesday, November 17, 2021) Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B), the world’s largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers and corporates has confirmed that it has activated its national catastrophe response team to respond to flooding in southern British Columbia. Crawford confirmed early Tuesday morning that it has the capacity to respond to the situation and is continuing to work closely with its clients to assist in assessing damages.
Much of the interior of southern British Columbia, stretching from Kamloops and Kelowna in the north down to the Lower Mainland and parts of Vancouver Island in the south, was affected by torrential rainstorms this past weekend that lasted until Monday, leaving towns flooded and highways closed. Images of the region show that towns, including roads, buildings, and infrastructure are under several feet of water. Landslides, mudslides and rockslides have also caused considerable damage to the region. While the rain seemed to abate on Tuesday, evacuations continued into Wednesday morning.
“Our field and desk operations in Vancouver, Vancouver Island and inland are running strong, handling emergency claims from the ongoing storms there,” said Walter Waugh, Vice President, Western Canada, Loss Adjusting. “We have mobilized adjusters and have our Canadian Catastrophe team on standby as well.”
Mr. Waugh recognizes that it will be a challenging week for field responders, but also for everyone who lives and does business in the area.
“Access to some of the impacted areas is very limited, but our teams are available and are well equipped to offer support as needed.”