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Katrina 10th anniversary

Zurich’s special relationship with NOLA

Ever since Zurich became title sponsor of the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans a decade ago, we have had a special relationship with the city. Our tournament sponsorship has helped rebuild the Crescent City and enabled us to apply the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina to help communities become resilient to disasters. It’s all part of Zurich’s mission to help New Orleans and communities around the world understand and protect themselves from risk.

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August 28, 2015 | Blog

How Hurricane Katrina prompted a new era of disaster risk management

Hurricane Katrina was not only the costliest disaster in U.S. history; it was also a wake-up call for the disaster risk community that disasters have no borders. They can happen in developing countries like Bangladesh or Malawi, as well as in developed countries like Germany and the U.S.

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August 26, 2015 | Blog

Katrina: 4 lessons learned after the storm

When it comes to major events, like Katrina, one of the first things our customers are concerned about in the aftermath is getting their claims handled as quickly and efficiently as possible. A good relationship between the customer and the insurer helps make this a successful experience.

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August 24, 2015 | Blog

10 years after Katrina: Celebrating New Orleans’ path to resiliency

The ten year anniversary of Katrina is our opportunity to celebrate those who have chosen to rebuild to a greater, resilient standard, knowing that the next storm is not a matter of if, but when.

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August 4, 2015 | Article

Guide to hurricane emergency action plans

If you have property in a region prone to tropical storms, you should always have an up-to-date hurricane or typhoon emergency action plan in place.

Katrina 10 white paper

August 3, 2015 | White paper

Beyond Katrina: Lessons in creating resilient communities

Explore the lessons learned from Katrina and how the recovery in New Orleans inspired the creation of new methods of building resilience. Read Zurich’s white paper – produced in conjunction with the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania.


August 2, 2015 | Article

Tips for worker safety during cleanup and recovery operations

Assuring the safety and security of workers in the aftermath of any disaster requires planning and consideration of several issues.

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August 1, 2015 | Video

History of resilience: New Orleans bounces back

Watch this video on risk told through the lens of golf. Mike Foley, Zurich North America CEO explains how being prepared helps communities around the globe bounce back from severe weather. You'll also learn how Zurich's risk engineers advise businesses to take specific actions before, during and after a storm.

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July 30, 2015 | Infographic

A resilient community builds it forward

Flooding affects more people globally than any other natural hazard. Find out what characteristics comprise a resilient community – one that has the ability to anticipate, protect against and mitigate damage from severe storms.

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April 23, 2014 | Blog

Investing in resilience

Why investing in sustainable infrastructure can mean the difference between sink and survival for communities and businesses.