With hurricane season imminent now is the time nonprofits and for-profit human service organizations are beginning to wonder if they have the proper insurance to safeguard their organization from potential property damage. Unfortunately many organizations feel the wrath of hurricanes even when they are located inland , away from the shoreline. In 2011 Hurricane Irene brought devastating floods to inland New Jersey when 11 rivers flooded and remained at moderate flood levels for over a week. And we all have the catastrophic effects from Hurricane Sandy fresh on our minds. Making matters worse, for scientists there seems to be no real consensus on the severity of storms we should be expecting this season. Global Weather Oscillations, the only organization to correctly predict a weak 2013 hurricane season, is predicting a much more dangerous 2014. Their estimates predict 17 named storms, eight hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.
Appropriate property insurance for nonprofits is something that must be managed on a case by case basis. An expert should be called in to evaluate your organizations needs based on the kind of work you do, the facilities you utilize, and your vulnerability to extreme weather. A comprehensive risk management program for any organization should take into account potential extreme weather systems in a given area. If you are concerned your current policy does not go far enough get in touch with the experts at Lamb Financial today for a quote.