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: Superstorm Sandy
Ten days after Superstorm Sandy ravaged New York and New Jersey, conditions remain difficult for residents, businesses and Crawford adjusters accessing claims
Market Update: Superstorm Sandy
Crawford & Company continues to increase the number of adjusters for Superstorm Sandy and has increased the number of adjusters on standby.
Market Update: Superstorm Sandy
Crawford & Company is ready to assist your policyholders who may be in crisis following Superstorm Sandy. We have an initial deployment of 200 adjusters with further resources available dependent upon volume.
Market Update: Floods in Southern Spain
At least 10 people have died after heavy rains triggered flash floods in southern Spain. The hardest hit areas were the provinces of Malaga and Almeria, and the Murcia region.
Market Update: Fires in Costa del Sol
Hundreds of firefighters, backed up by emergency military personnel and 31 planes and helicopters, were called in to battle a huge blaze near Marbella.
Market Update: Tornadoes in Poland
Freak tornadoes hit northern and western Poland causing one death and numerous injuries. The extreme winds hit the country's regions of Greater Poland, Silesia, Masovia and Warmia-Masuria, destroying and damaging hundreds of homes and properties.
Market Update: Italian Earthquake
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit northern Italy in the early morning of Sunday 20/05/2012, followed by a significant seismic swarm with peaks of 4.9 magnitude aftershocks.
Market Update: Storms "Dagmar" and "Emil"
Heavy wind is causing major damage in the Nordic countries. Crawford & Company is in with dialogue insurers, brokers and corporates to discuss how Crawford can help out with reported claims and provide assistance to local homeowners and businesses.