From Sandy to Maria:
Increasingly Destructive "Perfect Storms"
How to Prepare for the New Normal
When Superstorm Sandy made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone on the East Coast of the US on October 29, 2012, it was the deadliest windstorm to have occurred in the Northeastern United States in 40 years. Total economic losses totaled over $70bn.
Five years later, the 2017 hurricane season is quickly becoming one of the most active seasons on record. To date, three Category 4 hurricanes have made US landfall in a little less than a month, causing billions of dollars in damage and likely leading to the retirement of the names Harvey, Irma and Maria from use in future hurricane seasons.
Reviewing the lessons learned from Sandy five years later and evaluating the recent hurricane season, our North American risk consulting, claims and underwriting experts urge – more than ever before – businesses to prepare for the “new normal” of weather events.
In this report:
- Explore what made Superstorm Sandy unique
- Review the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season
- Learn about the "new normal" of extreme weather events
- Discover how Allianz can help clients prepare for and recover from storms
Download the report:
"From Sandy to Maria: How to Prepare for the New Normal"