What Happened At This Years “Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season” Symposium?
Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto, and business.
The Travelers Institute held its 8th annual “Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season” symposium. The event was held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston Branch in Houston, TX. The symposium not only focused on educating communities on how to better prepare their strategies and responses to severe storms for the 2018 hurricane season, but it also highlighted all the progress the city of Houston made in recovery efforts since Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Those that attended the even included businesses, homeowners, and local officials.
It is projected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that hurricanes will become more intense in the upcoming years, which would put more lives, homes, businesses, and even local economies at risk. There is predicted to be anywhere from 14 to 18 named storms with up to 5 developing into major hurricanes for this hurricane season.
Being prepared in case of disaster can help protect communities from costly damage and lessen the negative economic impact of hurricanes.
Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers stated, “Preparedness is critical to safeguarding lives and property from extreme weather — especially as we head into the 2018 hurricane season. We look forward to shining a light on how taking precautionary steps before a storm can help strengthen the resiliency of our neighborhoods.”
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