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Catastrophic Risks

COVID-19 Pandemic Increases Importance of Being Prepared & Having a Plan for Natural Disasters

The COVID-19 crisis is changing how residents, communities, government, and the private sector prepare for and respond to natural disasters. Through the APCIA Catastrophic Risk Headquarters, policyholders and policymakers will learn about traditional as well as new severe weather and natural disaster preparedness strategies.

During the on-going pandemic, advanced planning such as identifying a safe destination for evacuations, stocking your emergency supply kit with personal protective equipment, and having enough food, water and medicine for the members of your household, including your pets, has never been more important.

Insurers are also ready for this new reality thanks to the use of advanced digital technologies such as drones, specialized apps, 3-D modeling, artificial intelligence tools, and social distancing protocols that keep customers and employees safer.

As a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, APCIA is committed to working in partnership with federal, state and local emergency managers to inform the public about disaster mitigation. We also share important real-time information on our social media platforms to assist people in preparing for natural disasters. Follow us on Twitter @TeamAPCIA and visit our headquarters pages for insurance information and preparedness tips for each type of weather event.

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