NATURAL HAZARDS


Natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, hail, and floods can have a profound impact on a business. But while such risks are unpredictable, they can be managed.

Natural Hazards RiskThrough a combination of innovative risk mitigation and risk transfer, a company can exercise optimum control over its property exposures due to natural hazards.

Marsh's Risk Consulting Practice helps companies manage the risks associated with natural disaster by analyzing and modeling how an event can affect a single facility and then ripple through the enterprise's operations. By qualifying and quantifying potential risks, we develop comprehensive plans for mitigating exposures and applying the appropriate operational, financial, and strategic risk management techniques.
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Fort McMurray Wildfires
May 06, 2016  |  Views: 5020 |  Comments: 0 
Fort McMurray Wildfires
In the aftermath of the wild fires that have devastated the Fort McMurray, Alberta area, Marsh has compiled some important information to help you manage if your business or supply...  Read More...
Post-Loss Damage Assessment and Business Recovery Management
May 06, 2016  |  Views: 5227 |  Comments: 0 
Post-Loss Damage Assessment and Business Recovery Management
The wildfires in the Fort McMurray area may become the costliest catastrophe in Canada’s history. Nearly 88,000 people have been evacuated from the area and hundreds of homes and s...  Read More...
The Climate Risk No One Is Talking About: Flood
January 08, 2016  |  Views: 22645 |  Comments: 0 
The Climate Risk No One Is Talking About: Flood
Marsh CEO Peter Zaffino discusses the need to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Fortune Magazine.  Read More...
Three Steps to Take as Hurricane Joaquin Threatens East Coast
October 02, 2015  |  Views: 39758 |  Comments: 0 
Three Steps to Take as Hurricane Joaquin Threatens East Coast
An uncertain path means businesses should be prepared for several scenarios.   Read More...
How Insurance Policies Have Changed in the Post-Katrina Years
September 11, 2015  |  Views: 34951 |  Comments: 0 
How Insurance Policies Have Changed in the Post-Katrina Years
A report issued this month by the Marsh insurance brokerage and risk management group outlines how the outcomes of Katrina, as well as Hurricane Ike and Superstorm Sandy, all broug...  Read More...
World Economic Forum: Global Risks 2014
January 16, 2014  |  Views: 46897 |  Comments: 0 
World Economic Forum: Global Risks 2014
Top global risks include fiscal crises in key economies, unemployment, water crises, and income disparity   Read More...
Marsh Insights: Winter Weather Precautions
December 16, 2013  |  Views: 39826 |  Comments: 0 
Marsh Insights: Winter Weather Precautions
The gusting winds, heavy snow, and freezing temperatures associated with winter are normal and often anticipated occurrences throughout most of the world’s cold weather climates. H...  Read More...
Post-Loss Damage Assessment and Business Recovery Management: Southern Alberta Floods
June 27, 2013  |  Views: 40247 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Post-Loss Damage Assessment and Business Recovery Management: Southern Alberta Floods
The flooding, the worst that Southern Alberta has endured in decades, has led to numerous catastrophic and significant business interruption (BI) losses. Recovery from a catastroph...  Read More...
Managing Mould Risk Following the Southern Alberta Floods
June 27, 2013  |  Views: 38414 |  Comments: 0 
Managing Mould Risk Following the Southern Alberta Floods
The extent of flooding in southern Alberta has created conditions where widespread mould contamination is inevitable. Any structure or material that has been wet for more than 48 h...  Read More...
Flooding in Southern Alberta
June 21, 2013  |  Views: 45830 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Flooding in Southern Alberta
As the floods continue to wreak havoc in Canmore, Calgary, and other communities in southern Alberta, we have compiled some important infromation to help you manage if your busines...  Read More...
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Natural Hazards Risk
April 04, 2011  |  Views: 73930 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Natural Hazards Risk
Marsh Risk Consulting (MRC) has long been providing both traditional and innovative solutions to industry problems with natural hazards. Our specialty models deal with a broad rang...  Read More...
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August 26, 2011  |  Views: 114982 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Irene Weakens After Path Through U.S. and Canada
As of 5 am EDT on Monday, August 29, Irene was a post-tropical cyclone with its center approximately 100 miles northwest of Houlton, Maine, according to the U.S. National Hurricane...  Read More...
Hurricane Tomas Sweeps Across Caribbean
November 09, 2010  |  Views: 98724 |  Comments: 0 
Hurricane Tomas Sweeps Across Caribbean
Hurricane Tomas advanced through the northern Caribbean over the weekend, from the westernmost point of Haiti to eastern Cuba, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).  Read More...
Severe Floods Cause Damage in Southeast Asia
October 22, 2010  |  Views: 98968 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Severe Floods Cause Damage in Southeast Asia
Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia are experiencing the worst flooding in decades after prolonged periods of unusually heavy rain in recent weeks. The death toll is rising, with seve...  Read More...
Typhoon Megi Hit Philippines, Headed for China
October 20, 2010  |  Views: 98542 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Typhoon Megi Hit Philippines, Headed for China
Typhoon Megi hit northern Philippines earlier this week, with powerful winds, high waves, and heavy rains, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The storm is expec...  Read More...
Hurricane Paula Expected to Hit Mexico Tonight
October 12, 2010  |  Views: 98524 |  Comments: 0 
Hurricane Paula Expected to Hit Mexico Tonight
The ninth hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, Paula, is expected to approach the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico tonight with sustained winds of 75 mph, ...  Read More...
National Flood Insurance Program Extended Through September 30, 2011
September 30, 2010  |  Views: 98557 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
National Flood Insurance Program Extended Through September 30, 2011
President Obama signed a bill today to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through September 30, 2011.   Read More...
Tropical Storm Matthew Causes Floods, Landslides in Central America
September 29, 2010  |  Views: 98431 |  Comments: 0 
Tropical Storm Matthew Causes Floods, Landslides in Central America
Tropical Storm Matthew, the nineteenth named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, hit Central America over the weekend, triggering flash floods and landslides across the re...  Read More...
U.S. Senate Extends National Flood Insurance Program, Measure Headed for House Vote
September 22, 2010  |  Views: 97821 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
U.S. Senate Extends National Flood Insurance Program, Measure Headed for House Vote
The U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed legislation extending the current National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until September 30, 2011.  Read More...
Organizations Should Plan Ahead as Atlantic Hurricane Season Intensifies
September 20, 2010  |  Views: 98339 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Organizations Should Plan Ahead as Atlantic Hurricane Season Intensifies
The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season had been forecasted to being “active to extremely active,” with the 11th named storm (Hurricane Karl) making landfall in Mexico last week.  Read More...
Strong Earthquake Strikes New Zealand
September 07, 2010  |  Views: 98652 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Strong Earthquake Strikes New Zealand
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand this past weekend, causing extensive structural damage, widespread power outages, gas and water supply disruptions, and ...  Read More...
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