Amica Mutual Insurance, a leader in auto, home and life insurance, is partnering with Canopy Weather to further monitor the impacts of tornado damage and enhance service to its policyholders.
Insurance companies must rapidly gather information on the size, scope, extent and potential impacts of a tornado in order to efficiently respond to an event. “By using Canopy’s data, we’re able to proactively reach out to impacted policyholders and quickly plan an appropriate response,” said Brian Leroux, Claims Innovation Supervisor at Amica.
About 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. every year. They can cause an average of 70 fatalities, 1,500 injuries, and significant damage and destruction. Wind from tornadoes can reach more than 300 mph, and damage paths can be more than one mile wide and 50 miles long.
“We are pleased to be serving Amica, and that our tornado data enables them to respond with unparalleled speed and precision, clearing the 'information fog' within minutes after a tornado strikes,” said Matt Van Every, CEO of Canopy Weather. “In real time, tornadoes are incredibly difficult to pin down at the street or building level, let alone which side of a town was hit. Our team of meteorologists have been working toward this tornado capability for almost a decade. Previously, it typically took days to gather information about what was or was not hit; now it's mere hours.”