Ga. firms scrambling to handle aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

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Ga. firms scrambling to handle aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

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A flooded ranch near Beaumont after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Georgia businesses haven’t finished dispatching cash and crews to aid the recovery in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, and now some are preparing for Hurricane Irma as well.

“We have received several thousand claims” from Harvey-related flooding in the Houston area, said Rohit Verma, Global Chief Operating Officer at Crawford & Company. “That number is going up by the hour,” he said.

The Atlanta firm dispatches claims adjusters to disaster areas to do damage estimates for its insurance company clients.

Now, Crawford is scrambling to put together teams to handle the potential aftermath if Hurricane Irma hits Florida, as well as making preparations in case its headquarters loses power due to the storm.

Other Georgia companies are facing similar double-barreled challenges.

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