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The updated Atlantic hurricane season forecasts from Colorado State University (CSU) and Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) project a very active 2021 Atlantic Basin hurricane season. In their respective April 2021 forecasts, CSU is projecting 17 named storms and 8 hurricanes and three major hurricanes [Category 3+] whereas TSR is forecasting the same number of named storms and hurricanes but has forecasted four major hurricanes for 2021. While the far-reaching and myriad impacts of COVID-19 are still being felt and mitigated across the business landscape, they will undoubtedly have an effect on long-standing strategies for planning and responding to tropical storms.

The resources below are designed to support your organization’s preparation and response to any potential impacts of hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding and other natural catastrophe impacts during the year and help you build a more loss-resilient organization. Aon’s Property Risk Consulting team is available to help clients prepare and optimize their property program ahead of, during and following weather-related losses and other catastrophic events and support clients with leading and specialized claims and response services, including claim management and advocacy.

2021 Hurricane and Tropical Storm Forecasts and Reports

Colorado State University (CSU) Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast (April 2021)

Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast (April 2021)

Catastrophe Preparedness and Response Resources

Emergency Response: Atlantic Hurricane Season Template & Checklists

A comprehensive planning and prep checklist for organizations to use to assess and apply hurricane and flood preparedness strategies. Prepared by Aon’s Property Risk Consulting group.

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Emergency Response: 2020 Wildfire Response Template & Checklists

This paper provides loss control and disaster response measures organizations should consider to prepare for and mitigate the impact of wildfires. The approach in this paper anticipates, and accounts for, known impacts for wildfire response during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Business Continuity Checklist: A Primer for Hurricane Planning & Response in a COVID-19 Era

Aon’s Business Continuity Planning professionals have prepared this hurricane preparedness checklist as a means to share best practices and context for business professionals who seek more in-depth experience with disaster planning and recovery.

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Large Exposure Property Loss white paper

Property insurance claims have become dramatically more complex in the last few decades, especially with regard to hurricane exposure. This paper explores trends in coverage and addresses pre-loss preparation.

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Hurricane Season: Key Considerations for Financial Recovery

Aon’s Global Risk Consulting Claims Advocacy and Valuation practice has developed a pre-loss checklist to enable companies to take appropriate precautions before a hurricane loss occurs.

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Aon Cat Mitigation and Response Services

FEMA Public Assistance Grant Preparation

Aon’s Claims Preparation, Advocacy & Valuation practice provides specialized expertise for documentation and claims support involving the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program.

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Resilience Tips for People Located in Affected Areas

The key to addressing a major crisis isn’t just mounting an effective response; it’s about mounting a response while simultaneously dealing with the psychological impact of being shocked by an inconceivable event of dramatic proportions.

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Complex Claims Preparation Services

Aon‘s Claims Preparation, Advocacy and Valuation experts can be a key partner for disaster-impacted organizations by offering a full range of loss recovery solutions, including expertise in claims advocacy.

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Disaster Mitigation and Response Services

As the world’s leading risk advisor, we offer our clients market-leading solutions and innovative approaches that help them recover and get back on track as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Aon Global Rapid Response

Rapid Response guides companies in their mitigation efforts by deploying experts directly to affected locations, offering clear concise loss mitigation guidance.

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Flood Hazard Determination

Aon property and flood experts can properly determine your location’s flood potential and if an exposure exists, assist you with your flood emergency response plan to help you mitigate your loss potential.

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2021 Hurricane Preparation Webinar

Preparing for the 2021 Hurricane Season: Strategies for Driving Resilience

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For hurricane or catastrophe-related claims, please contact:

Jill Dalton
Managing Director of Aon Claims Preparation, Advocacy & Valuations

Chris Ford
Chief Operating Officer of Property Claim Advocacy

Peter Jagger
Managing Director, Aon Rapid Response

Contact Aon Rapid Response

If you are an Aon Rapid Response client, and you are impacted by a loss, you can activate the service 24/7/365 via the Aon Crisis Operation Center in the U.S. by calling: +1.855.218.8167 internationally at +1.312.470.3055 or by sending an email to

Hurricane Response Case Study

Learn how the Virgin Island Port Authority (VIPA) applied advanced storm preparation tactics, insurance strategies, and vendor collaboration to mitigate the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and drive recovery and resilience across the organization and more broadly across the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Aon Impact Forecasting

For timely updates on hurricane tracking, watches/warning and reports from the National Hurricane Center, please subscribe to our Cat Alerts, prepared by meteorologists from our Impact Forecasting unit.

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