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Hurricane Ike - CAT Field Team Status

By Rick Wilson - Published September 16, 2008 - Viewed 3772 times

Just a quick update after today’s events,

The surveyors have fanned out today to do some recon…

Here are some brief summaries –

Freeport (south of Galveston Island) -   there are some boats damaged and some moderate salvage issues in the area.  It appears that this area did not get much surge and the winds were mostly offshore and the landside damage is not too bad.

Galveston Island -  Still unable to access.

Clear Lake area (Kemah, Seabrook etc)  the damages here are pretty bad, but as reported yesterday some marinas totally destroyed other mostly dock rash, sails and canvas damage.

La Porte (Houston Yacht Club- As reported it is destroyed.  The surveyors met several insureds who had not yet reported their claims and had them call in using their (the surveyors) cell phones.

Baytown -   Bayland Park Marina is destroyed.  Floating docks floated off the piling and are piled with the boats by the highway.

Montgomery (Lake Conroe) -  The damages here seem pretty minor.  The marina that we have received claims from is Walden marina and reports that the marina has survived well, there is some canvas and dock rash type of claims but seems to be pretty minor.

Claims are still coming in but the pace is slower than I have expected. (I think a lot of people still have not come back into the area).

I am considering bringing in a few damage appraisal writers sooner rather than later.

Rick Wilson
Assistant Vice President
BoatUS Claims Department
Director BoatUS CAT Team

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