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Chief Claims Officer Paul Lavelle highlights recommendations to improve resilience 

Extreme flooding from Hurricane Florence has forced many to reconsider what it takes to improve resilience. Zurich and ISET-International released a new study that looks in detail at the floods and the consequences that resulted from 2018’s Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.

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New report on Hurricane Florence coming in April

Zurich and ISET-International to reveal findings from a Post Event Review of Hurricane Florence in April 2019.

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Businesses are urged to build resilience to climate change impact

The likely failure of efforts to meet internationally agreed targets for global warming require businesses to act now to adapt to the risks related to climate change. A new report from Zurich that outlines risk management recommendations for companies to best respond is released as Climate Week NYC begins.

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Zurich report on Hurricane Harvey highlights lessons learned on risk and resilience

Report finds interrelated natural and man-made factors led to the extensive damage from Hurricane Harvey and provides lessons learned for communities facing flood risks.

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Zurich report shares lessons learned from 12 global disasters

Pre-storm planning and “building back better” can significantly reduce losses from future weather events.

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Zurich Insurance emphasizes storm resilience as 2018 hurricane season begins

Preparation can help protect communities against the unpredictable nature of Atlantic storms.

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Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico’s infrastructure is an example of the need for upfront investment in resilient and sustainable infrastructure all across the U.S.

Multidisciplinary group meets in Puerto Rico to discuss solutions for rebuilding infrastructure with resilience and sustainability in mind.

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Zurich study recommends solutions to widening income protection gap

Governments, employers, insurers and individuals all play a role in helping to close the gaps.

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Zurich Insurance celebrates significant reduction in carbon footprint at 1-year anniversary of North American Headquarters

Reduces water and electricity consumption by more than 30 percent.

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Zurich opens disaster relief phone line for Hurricane Harvey claims

Zurich Insurance has established a dedicated phone line to help customers report Hurricane Harvey claims.

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Zurich Insurance offers critical advice to help businesses affected by Harvey

Zurich Catastrophe Response Team is ready to provide hands-on help to customers.

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Zurich Insurance reminds Texans to remain safe during and after Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey takes aim at southeast Texas, Zurich Insurance is reminding customers to follow safety precautions during the event and after the storm has passed.

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Zurich North America participates in “Infrastructure Week 2017” activities / Joins conversation with new webpage, white paper and panel appearance

Emphasizing the economic impact on businesses and finding solutions for rebuilding is of utmost importance.