UPDATE — 9/17/2018
Typhoon Mangkhut left a trail of destruction across the Philippines, Hong Kong and Macau. At its most intense stage, maximum sustained wind speeds near the centre of the storm were recorded at 195km/h, making it the most powerful typhoon since 1979, and stronger than Super Typhoon Hato
The typhoon came within 100km of Hong Kong and Macau at its closest. Torrential rains and a storm surge which caused sea levels to rise as high as four metres above normal has resulted in widespread flooding in several districts.
Crawford has a team of adjusters on the ground already responding to claims in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Macau and has capacity to help restore businesses and communities affected by the Typhoon.
UPDATE — 9/14/2018
The Philippines is bracing itself for one of the strongest typhoons in its history, with authorities evacuating families in their thousands, closing schools and placing rescuers and troops on full alert in the country’s north
After the Philippines, the storm is predicted to pass Hong Kong on Sunday before moving into the Chinese mainland on Monday morning.
The Hong Kong Observatory warned residents of the territory to “take suitable precautions and pay close attention to the latest information” on the storm. Although its track and wind strength near the centre may change under the influence of the terrain of Luzon, it is expected to remain a super typhoon after entering the South China Sea with maximum sustained winds of up to 240km/h near its centre.
The current Hong Kong Observatory prediction forecasts that the typhoon will pass within 100 km of Hong Kong as early as Sunday morning. Even if not a direct hit, the typhoon could still impact Hong Kong and Macau adversely as its massive rain bands are more than 900km wide and could trigger floods and landslides in both cities.
Crawford has a team of adjusters on the ground who are ready to respond to instructions and provide support in both Hong Kong and Macau.
If you need more information or assistance with claims, please contact our team leaders as shown below. You can also contact us via email at email@example.com or by calling +852 2526- 5137.
ORIGINAL POST — 9/13/2018
This very strong typhoon is heading for the east coast of the Northern Philippines and is currently a Category 5 hurricane. It will hit landfall on or about Saturday 15 September, but the storm could change track at any time.
This is a massive storm with a diameter that covers an area of about 900km. It is currently on track to make landfall in Cagayan Province and Batanes but the typhoon will bring stormy weather throughout the island of Luzon starting Friday 14 September.
The typhoon, if it continues its current track, is expected to follow a north westerly direction and exit the Philippine area on or about Sunday 16 September. The current forecast indicates that the storm will cross the South China Sea and head towards the South China coast, including Hong Kong and Macau.
Crawford & Company in the Philippines is now preparing their response for property and other claims for the telecoms, power and commercial sectors.
If you need any information about the situation on the ground as the storm progresses or want us to assist you with claims after the typhoon makes landfall, please reach out via any of the contact details listed below.
Crawford & Company Philippines
6th Floor, Filipino Building
135 Dela Rosa corner Legaspi Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City
T: +63 2 840-32-43 to 44
F: +63 2 892-35-05
Ruben L. Manaligod
M: +63 917 819 2198
M: +63 917 536 4790
Crawford & Company Hong Kong
T: +852 2101 0914
M: +852 9033 6231
T: +852 2101 0920
M: +852 9475 9191
Crawford & Company Singapore
Regional Asia Pacific Office
President, Asia & Country Manager, Hong Kong
T: +852 2526 5137
M: +852 6292 7300
Managing Director, Global Technical Services, Asia Pacific
T: +65 6632 8699
M: +65 9733 5702
Global Client Development
Chief Client Officer, Global Client Development
T: +44 207 265 4041
M: +44 7919 552624