Isaias moves beyond Florida, targets Carolinas
UPDATE — 4 August 2020
Isaias made landfall in Ocean Isle, North Carolina on Monday night as a Category 1 hurricane, unleashing winds of up to 85 mph, heavy rain and flooding. More than 750,000 homes and businesses had lost power as of this morning. Tropical storm warnings are now in effect from the mid-Atlantic all the way to Maine. Experts say the storm will track eastward overnight and move through Canada tomorrow. Tornadoes and flash flooding are concerns for areas in Isaias path over the next 24 to 48 hours.
Crawford Catastrophe Services adjusters have been onsite in North Carolina since Monday as well as participating in client-specific virtual trainings in order to prepare for deployments. In addition, our ProAct Team of global, cross-functional experts are collaborating to pool resources and take the necessary steps to ensure that clients and policyholders receive the highest quality, safest service during the pandemic.
Crawford has a solution for every kind of claim. Find out how we can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaias. Contact our 24-hour ClaimsAlert call center at 1-877-346-0300 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE — 3 August 2020
Isaias is moving north along the Florida coast as a tropical storm. While a state of emergency was declared and shelters made available as a last resort, damage in Florida was minimal. Only about 2500 residents and businesses lost power. However, as it moved through the Caribbean last week and over the weekend, many lost power due to downed trees and wind.
Isaias is expected to strengthen today to a Category 1 hurricane as it travels towards the Carolinas. Tropical storm warnings are in effect from Jacksonville, FL northward to New England. Meteorologists predict that the storm will make landfall on the northeastern coast of South Carolina and the southern coast of North Carolina early on Tuesday morning. Winds up to 74 mph are expected, along with three to five inches of rain. Flooding, storm surges and wind could cause power outages and property damage in the Carolinas.
Crawford’s Catastrophe Services ProAct team was busy monitoring the storm and preparing for deployments over the weekend. Our adjuster workforce is on standby and prepared to respond to client needs. In addition, WeGoLook drone operators are prepared to get eyes on damage in these areas. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance with surges in claim volume. Contact our 24-hour ClaimsAlert call center at 1-877-346-0300 or email us at email@example.com.
UPDATE — 31 July 2020
Isaias made landfall in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic yesterday as a tropical storm, dropping 5 to 10 inches of rain. The rain caused mudslides and flash flooding in the region. Today, the storm has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as it bears down on the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. Four to eight inches of rain are expected.
Isaias is likely to make landfall on the eastern coast of Florida this weekend, and coastal areas of South Florida are under a tropical storm watch. Up to six inches of rain are expected in some areas, which may cause flash flooding. Isaias is expected to travel northward up the Eastern Seaboard over the next several days, but it could make a turn and head away from the coast.
Crawford Catastrophe Services is closely monitoring the track of Isaias and will continue to do so over the weekend. The first wave of adjusters are mobilizing and will arrive on-site as early as Monday. There are also over 2,100 additional resources on standby to respond up and down the East Coast of the U.S. and in the Caribbean as necessarym, and training is ongoing at our client locations and virtually to further support their needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance with surges in claim volume associated with Isaias. Contact our 24-hour ClaimsAlert call center at 1-877-346-0300 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORIGINAL POST — 30 July 2020
Tropical storm watches and warnings are currently in effect for the Caribbean Islands, such as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Winds are moving at speeds of 50-60 mph but are expected to increase into the weekend as it moves towards the Atlantic coast of Florida. Heavy rain and flooding are the primary concern, but meteorologists indicate that the storm will be difficult to predict due to a number of factors, including warm water and upper-level winds.
Thousands of Crawford adjusters are on standby to respond to Isaias in the Caribbean and the Southeastern U.S. Visit Crawford’s services page to learn more about the comprehensive suite of claims management services that Crawford offers, from self-service apps to large and complex commercial losses. We have the track record and the expertise to handle any type of claim. For assistance, contact our 24-hour ClaimsAlert call center at 1-877-346-0300 or email us at email@example.com.