On 19th May 2020, the Super Cyclone Amphan hit India, bringing wind combined with heavy rains and affecting millions of people already struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.
By the time Amphan caused landfalls on the northeastern Indian coast, its winds reached 200 km/h, causing a 5 meter storm surge along the coast, creating death and destruction. In addition to the victims, serious damage has been caused to residential, commercial and industrial property, as well as infrastructure.
Furthermore, crops have been destroyed and this will affect the food chain. Even in the hinterland, the super cyclone discharged torrential rain making the terrain unstable and causing numerous landslides, which in some cases made roads impassable.
vrs Metcalfe & Hodkinson (Pvt) Ltd., vrs Adjusters’ partner in India, was founded in Mumbai in 1885. Metcalfe & Hodkinson Private Limited provides adjusting and surveying services to Insurers worldwide. M&H handles property and B.I. claims, marine including hull, engineering and construction, liability, etc.
vrs Metcalfe & Hodkinson (Pvt) Ltd. operates with a staff 250 people in all major ports and cities. In addition to the office headquarters in Delhi, the company also has offices in Mumbai, Gandhidham, Jamnagar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip, Goa, Chennai, Kolkata, Haldia and Hyderabad
For information on our response to the event, or to instruct losses, contact may be made with:
D.K. Verma / V.K. Mathur
90 Nehru Place, 11019 New Delhi – India
T. + 91 11 2643 3009
F. + 91 11 2647 5307
M. +91 9811668088 – V.K. Mathur
Kolkata contact details:
Mr G.k. Debnath – M. +91 9332314656
or, alternatively, our vrs Adjusters’ London Office
London EC3N 1LS