In local news:

Zurich Insurance and the Wharton Risk Center at the University of Pennsylvania released a whitepaper focusing on Katrina and prioritizing resiliency in the risk management and emergency strategy of communities. Beyond Katrina: Lessons in Creating Resilient Communities makes several key points based on the insurance industry’s collective shock from Hurricane Katrina’s devastation a decade ago. These include: devoting more resources to pre-event preparation rather than post-event recovery, using measured resilience of organizations to guide investment, and addressing the “affordability gap” in in pre- and post-disaster funding.

Read an overview from Insurance Journal here. Access the whitepaper from Zurich here.

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