CHICAGO, March 21, 2016 — CNA is kicking off spring with its PrepWise Hail & Flood campaign to help its customers prepare their businesses for potential property exposures that arise during months when flooding is more common.
“According to the National Weather Service, each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather-related hazard,” said Bill Boyd, Senior Vice President, Risk Control, CNA. “That’s why preparing for such incidents can help safeguard physical assets, as well as reduce the probability of a serious interruption to business operations.”
With proper preparation, businesses can mitigate their flood risks from spring showers, swelling rivers and any melting snow. Flooding is commonly defined as the rise and overflow of a body of water that covers the land not usually under water.
To help its customers, CNA Risk Control has identified these five simple tips for flood prevention:
- Tip 1: Create a flood preparation plan.
- Tip 2: Keep water out with barriers, sandbags and other devices.
- Tip 3: Relocate materials from lower levels. In some cases, this may simply mean placing stored items on one or two pallets, or moving items from lower shelves or racks to upper levels.
- Tip 4: Review shut-down procedures for affected processes, especially hazardous processes.
- Tip 5: Check to make sure drainage, including roof drains, are open and flowing freely.
For more information about PrepWise, please contact Brandon Davis at 312-822-5167. CNA will also provide a series of actionable tips on its social media channels. Additional information and emergency preparedness resources can be found at www.cna.com/prepwise.
PrepWise is the company’s preparedness campaign designed to help customers think ahead and prepare their business for critical exposures all year round. PrepWise is divided into six themes: Winter Prep, Hail & Flood, Hurricane, Heat & Wildfire, Cyber Security and National Preparedness.
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