The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the costliest on record and included six major hurricanes reaching Category 3 or greater on the Saffir–Simpson scale. Particularly devastating were Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which damaged parts of the southeast United States and Caribbean. CTLGroup responded in the aftermath of these storms, helping our clients with damage evaluation and recovery.
CTLGroup engineers investigated storm-related damage throughout Southeast Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Our teams assessed the effects of catastrophic wind damage in the Corpus Christi area where Harvey made landfall in August 2017 as a Category 4 storm, and we evaluated flood damage in the Houston area, which was inundated by rainfall from the massive slow-moving storm as it traveled along the Gulf coast. CTLGroup’s work for property owners and major insurance carriers, including Allstate and the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, helped with the recovery from property damage caused by Harvey – the costliest tropical cyclone on record, on par with Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria arrived in September 2017, dealing a devastating one-two punch to Caribbean islands and Florida. After Irma’s winds breached building enclosures and damaged structures, rainfall arriving with Maria did further damage to the already compromised buildings. CTLGroup’s work after Irma and Maria included property loss evaluations for insurance carriers that provided coverage to residential property owners, and engineering consultation with commercial property owners, including a major resort property in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as part of their insurance recovery efforts.
Altogether, CTLGroup responded to well over one hundred property loss claims stemming from the historic 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.