Catastrophic Event Rapid Response

Our catastrophe teams are ready when you need us. Whether a major regional natural disaster or a single lightning strike, our civil, structural, architectural and mechanical engineers will establish cause and extent of failure and damage as quickly and safely as possible to help you get back to business.

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Hurricane Michael

As Hurricane Michael approached Florida’s panhandle in October 2018, Polaris was organizing catastrophic event response teams (CAT teams) to handle the influx of projects our clients would be facing.  Following a catastrophic event, speed is key. Our clients require rapid response and expedited guidance. Polaris delivered and had engineers with boots on the ground in Panama City within 48-hours of Michael’s landfall.  

One of Polaris’s teams was tasked with damage triage for one of our clients—the team traveled with our client and other consultants from site to site determining whether structures were a complete loss following the storm, providing recommendations for immediate repair, stabilization, and mitigation efforts, documenting post-storm conditions, and establishing protocols for further evaluations.  Polaris’s expertise allowed our client to more efficiently initiate payments and authorize building owners to perform repairs on first contact.

Polaris’s CAT teams evaluated damage to buildings throughout Hurricane Michael’s storm swatch.  Projects included large religious facilities, commercial structures, multi-family properties, and residences that had sustained damage due to wind, wind-borne debris, flooding, water intrusion, and tree impacts.  Throughout Polaris’s CAT response, our clients were provided Key Performance Indicator Reports (KPI Reports) that included up-to-date information on the status of each project, such as dates of site visits, anticipated report deadlines, and notes pertaining to any issues that our teams were facing.

“With so many options for experts, I know I can count on Polaris for an accurate and impartial report. Plus, their service is timely and within budget.”

- Harry H.

General Property Adjuster, Insurance Carrier

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