WILDFIRE CLAIMS INSIGHTS FROM LOCKTON
The mountain west area of the continental U.S. is undergoing severe devastation from raging wildfires. As many as 35 individual fires are currently being battled, with the worst being in Colorado. As in any catastrophic situation, the personal safety of the individuals living and working in the area is the number one concern. All instructions from the public authorities responsible for public safety should be followed rigidly and immediately.
Lockton's Catastrophe Response team provides guidance on Preparing for Wildfires
The primary focus on the Colorado wildfires is clearly on protecting lives and slowing the advance of the flames.
Businesses also face important risk issues from the wildfires as Lockton's Bill Oklesen notes in this new commentary published today. He focuses on the business interruption and claims documentation issues.
National Property Claims Director