Catastrophe Response

In the aftermath of any catastrophic event, policyholders and claimants expect fast, responsive service. Crawford is uniquely equipped to handle the increases in volume, complexity and the additional stress and strain on the system of carrier infrastructure. In this space, we provide the latest information on how Crawford is responding to recent severe weather events/disasters and other major events.

Major Events

Crawford is the industry's leading independent adjusting resource for insurance claim management in response to natural and man-made disasters. In this section, you will find detailed information on our response to any major event Crawford is currently handling.

Analysis and Resources

During the last 70 years, Crawford has handled all kinds of property and casualty claims, both large and small. In this section, we share our expertise and lessons learned from select severe storms and other major events.


Market Update: Crawford & Company is Prepared for Hurricane Gonzalo
The eye of a powerful Category 3 storm with 125 mph winds and higher gusts is moving toward the British territory of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Hurricane Gonzalo had reached Category 4 strength with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph.
Market Update: Hurricane Odile, Mexico Update
Nearly three weeks have passed since the passage of Hurricane Odile and life is slowly returning to normal in the Baja California. CFE, the State electricity company deployed a large team of technicians to the site and the power has now been restored in the majority of the communities. Telecommunication and water supplies are also returning to normal operating conditions. There are no major security concerns and the Mexican army maintains a reduced presence in the region.
Market Update: The Aftermath of Hurricane Odile, Mexico
The Mexican Federal Government deployed close to 10,000 soldiers to the Municipalities of Los Cabos and La Paz to protect the population and stop vandalism. Security is no longer a major concern amongst the residents of these two locations.
Market Update: Hurricane Odile Causes Widespread Damage
The Mexican Insurance Market’s preliminary estimate is that the value of the insured losses resulting from the passage of Hurricane Odile could amount to approximately US$ 1.0 billion. Our team of adjusters plan to be on site in La Paz and in Los Cabos today and are already receiving assignments from the insurance and reinsurance markets. Further updates will be provided as soon as possible.
Market Update: Hurricane Odile, Mexico
Hurricane Odile struck Baja California Sur on September 15th 2014 as a category three hurricane and is causing widespread damage as it slowly moves to the north of the peninsula, with the threat of more landslides and flooding in the coming days.
Crawford & Company Assisting Clients with the Effects of the Chilean Earthquake and Tsunami
A major earthquake with a magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday night, April 1, triggering a tsunami that hit the shore with two-meter waves. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), at least 47 aftershocks ranging in magnitude have occurred since the magnitude 8.2 quake.