On Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Hurricane Irma's status to a Category 5 storm—making it the strongest hurricane ever measured in the Atlantic basin. It is still too early to determine exactly the path that this storm could take, but Florida is declaring a state of emergency, and landfall in the US seems extremely likely.
Coming fresh on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, it goes without saying that we are keeping everyone in the path of this storm in our thoughts. Included below are contact numbers—including cell phones—for our team members who are ready and available to help with anything you may need.
We would also like to take this opportunity to share several resources which may be useful to you in preparing for a hurricane:
Preparing for the Hurricane
Emergency Action Plan: Severe Weather
This action plan includes what to do before, during and after a hurricane.
Inspecting Before the Storm Hits
Hurricane Season is Here. Are you Prepared?
This article provides a bulleted list of actions to take to inspect for vulnerabilities and guard against damage before it occurs.
After the Hurricane: Recovery
A Checklist for Assessing Damage
Once a storm has passed, the situation can still be perilous. This checklist will help make sure that you and your teams stay safe while assessing storm damage.
Guidelines for providing care as a shelter after the storm
Please reach out to us with any needs, using the phone numbers below.
The Redwoods Group
Jody Bagwell, VP of Claims
Steve Catrine, Senior Property Specialist
Mac Kendall, Claims Operations Director
Bill Strathmann, Claims Regional Director
Kathi Forte, Claims Regional Director
Fatima Dean, VP of Underwriting
Mollie McBride, Underwriting Regional Director
Queron Smith, Underwriting Regional Director
Gareth Hedges, President
Kevin Trapani, CEO
Dan Norber, VP of Consulting
Jason Grissom, Consulting Regional Director
Tonya Roy, Consulting Regional Director
Greg Hall, Senior Consultant
Sarah Pharr, Consultant
Meredith Bunnel, Consultant