Winter Storm Diego Debilitates Southeast with Snow, Sleet and Ice
Winter Storm Diego took the Southeastern U.S. by surprise over the weekend with its intensity and volume of precipitation. Some areas reported 34 inches of snow, more than is expected to accumulate in an entire year.
The heavy precipitation caused a traffic nightmare in Virginia, stranding motorists for up to 12 hours and causing a number of accidents. The National Guard was deployed to clear roadways. As of Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses are still without power in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and schools remain closed due to the threat of treacherous ice that melted on Monday during the day and froze again overnight.
Crawford Catastrophe Services has created an event in its RENOVO adjuster portal, and adjusters are preparing to respond to damage caused by downed trees, power outages, and auto accidents. Our adjusters are ready to respond to policyholders, and our WeGoLook Lookers and drone operators can get eyes on damage, including aerial views of roof damage.
For assistance with claim surges associated with Winter Storm Diego or to learn more about how Crawford can assist you with weather-related events, contact our 24-hour ClaimsAlert® call center at 1- 877-346-0300 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. From auto to managed repair, Crawford can help you manage all types of claims. Visit our services page for a look at all of our claims management offerings.