Hurricane Willa Makes Landfall as a Category 3 Storm
UPDATE — 10/24/2018
Hurricane Willa downgraded to a Category 3 storm before it made landfall on the Pacific coast of Mexico on Tuesday evening. The full extent of damage is not yet known, but thankfully, early reports indicate that areas in the path were spared catastrophic damage.
While Willa is expected to dissipate by Wednesday evening, the rain associated with the storm will affect central Texas and parts of the Panhandle, which are still struggling to recover from flooding and the effects of Hurricane Michael, respectively.
Local Crawford adjusters are prepared to respond to claims associated with Hurricane Willa. Please contact our representative in Mexico directly for immediate assistance:
Country Manager, General Director Crawford & Company
Office - (52) 55-5093-6467 Ext. 111
Mobile - (521) 55-5418-5479
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Website - www.crawco.com.mx
Address - Miguel Laurent No.17 Piso 6 Col. Del Valle, Ciudad de México C.P. 03200
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ORIGINAL POST — 10/23/2018
Hurricane Willa will make landfall on the Pacific coast of Mexico this afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane. Winds could reach 135 mph at landfall but are likely to diminish significantly as the storm travels northward. Dangerous winds, storm surges, heavy rain and flooding are the main concerns for tourist destinations, as well as other businesses and residents, from Mazatlán to San Blas.
Beverly Trice, president of Catastrophe Services commented, “This storm could be a major blow to the hospitality industry in the area, and if it behaves as predicted, it will result in some large and complex losses.” From massive hotels on the beaches to boutique resorts in smaller towns, experts believe flooding will be the primary cause of damage. “Mexico’s terrain will diminish the winds as the storm makes landfall, so we hope that wind damage will be minimal to moderate. The primary concern is flooding” she added.
As Willa travels northward to the United States, it is likely to bring as many as four inches of rain to central Texas, which has been struggling to surmount recent flooding. Catastrophe Services will continue to watch the storm as it progresses throughout the rest of the week.
Contact Crawford Catastrophe Services for assistance with claim surges associated with Willa. In addition, Crawford has extensive experience navigating evolving risk in the hospitality industry, assisting businesses affected by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and the California wild fires in 2017. And Crawford’s Global Technical Services (GTS) has the world’s largest, most experienced team of senior technical adjusters for handling large and complex losses for the hospitality industry. GTS experts can handle any type of loss, creating strategic approaches to complex claims and minimizing business interruption.