Knowing how to prepare your home for a disaster to prevent or minimize damage is important for all homeowners. Sedgwick is dedicated to helping adjusters help their customers make better decisions before, during, and after a claim.
A tornado is a rapidly rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
Hurricanes are very large cyclones of rotating air that sustain winds of at least 74 miles per hour and can spawn thunderstorms, tornadoes, storm surge, and flash floods.
- The Homeowner’s Guide to Hurricane Season
- Property Insurance and the Atlantic Hurricane Season
- The Growing Cost of Hurricane Season
- How Hurricanes Cause Catastrophic Flooding
- Lessons Learned About Evolving Hurricane Risks
- Indestructible Homes: How Disaster Resistant Building Practices are Mitigating Losses
- Atlantic Hurricane Season Activity
A wildfire, or forest fire, is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation that can be a naturally occurring or man-made disaster.
- What to Expect with Wildfire Season
- Emergency Wildfire Response
- The Future of Fireproof Homes
- How The Effects of Wildfires Impact the California Real Estate Market
- The Families Facing Wildfires
Lightning is a fast discharge of electrical energy, accompanied by a flash of light, within a cloud or between a cloud and the ground or another surface.
- Preparing Your Family for a Natural Disaster
- Preparing for a Power Outage
- Tree Damage Claim Complexities
Hail is a type of precipitation formed when multiple raindrops freeze together high up in the clouds and then fall to earth as a stone of frozen ice.
Blizzards are severe snowstorms that sustain winds of at least 35 miles per hour, last for a period of time greater than three hours, and prevent visibility of more than a quarter mile.
An earthquake happens when tectonic plates overcome friction as they move under the earth’s crust and release energy that violently shakes the ground.