Catastrophe Response

In the aftermath of any catastrophic event, policyholders and claimants expect fast, responsive service. Crawford is uniquely equipped to handle the increases in volume, complexity and the additional stress and strain on the system of carrier infrastructure. In this space, we provide the latest information on how Crawford is responding to recent severe weather events/disasters and other major events.

Major Events

Crawford is the industry's leading independent adjusting resource for insurance claim management in response to natural and man-made disasters. In this section, you will find detailed information on our response to any major event Crawford is currently handling.

Analysis and Resources

During the last 70 years, Crawford has handled all kinds of property and casualty claims, both large and small. In this section, we share our expertise and lessons learned from select severe storms and other major events.


Market Update: Crawford Response to Brisbane Hailstorm
On Thursday 27 November 2014 Brisbane was struck by what a Bureau of Meteorology spokesman described as “the worst hail storm in 10 years”. Two smaller hail storms merged to create a Supercell. The hail, which in some cases was up to 10cm in diameter, was accompanied by strong winds which equated to a Category 2 cyclone.
Crawford responds to bushfires
On 12 January 2014 a bushfire developed in Parkerville which is a semi-rural location situated in the Perth Hills district of Western Australia.  Authorities have confirmed that 55 properties have been lost.