Flood preparation whets appetite for more vigilant risk management practices

Turton, Chris
September 2010
Asia Insurance Review;Sep2010, p78
Trade Publication
The article discusses the author's views on simple and cost-efficient risk management practices from self-insurers as preparation against flood. He muses on the devastations and damages caused by floods which cannot be predicted nor prevented. The author thinks that the average flood loss is more than the average fire loss and flood maps are often outdated and becomes unreliable.


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