31 Oct '17, 9am

What 2017 taught businesses about disaster management

As governments, businesses, insurers and others tally the economic losses from this year's natural catastrophes, some are already planning ahead for what’s next. About one-third of organizations see Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Typhoon Hato, the earthquakes in Mexico and other disasters as catalysts to re-evaluate their emergency planning, according to a poll taken during a recent Marsh webcast . A somewhat surprising number, however, said they were not sure if this year's series of disasters would be enough to spur such measures, with almost another third saying they would not be. Contrast that to government authorities in California , who wasted little time after the Sept. 19 earthquake that rocked Mexico City, urging communities and individuals in their state to prepare for the inevitable "big one." One thing that was clear from polling during our webcast: The top issue ...

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