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‘Take this storm seriously’ – Shan Mohamed

A house at Fish Bay, on the main island of Tortola, being boarded up this morning, September 5, 2017. Persons have been warned to take hurricane Irma 'seriusly'. Photo: VINO
Managing Director of Nagico Insurances BVI, Mr Shan Mohamed, is urging residents, customers or not, to take the hurricane warnings seriously and take all the necessary preparations to prevent loss of lives, limbs and property. Photo: Facebook
Managing Director of Nagico Insurances BVI, Mr Shan Mohamed, is urging residents, customers or not, to take the hurricane warnings seriously and take all the necessary preparations to prevent loss of lives, limbs and property. Photo: Facebook
Close to 100 persons from Anegada have boarded a Speedy's ferry to seek shelter off that island today, September 5, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
Close to 100 persons from Anegada have boarded a Speedy's ferry to seek shelter off that island today, September 5, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
And while hurricane Irma rages, Tropical Storm Jose has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Photo: Internet Source
And while hurricane Irma rages, Tropical Storm Jose has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With Irma forecast to hit the Territory as a destructive Category 5 hurricane on Wednesday September 6, 2017, Nagico Insurance BVI is urging residents, customers or not, to take the warnings seriously and take all the necessary preparations to prevent loss of lives, limbs and property.

So far many persons have rushed to stock up on water and non-perishable foods but many have been late in boarding up windows and taking cars and boats to safety. Some persons on Anegada, despite warnings of storm surges, have even refused to be evacuate the island as advised by Government.

“We want persons to take the storm very seriously. That means boarding up. Move stuff off the ground, especially those commercial businesses with inventory on the ground, take to higher ground. The storm will result in a lot of rain,” Managing Director Shan Mohamed told Virgin Islands News Online today, September 5, 2017.

Persons especially those in flood prone areas as Baughers Bay, Fish Bay and Road Town were advised to do as much as they can humanely do, especially those with limited insurance.

Mad rush for insurance

Mr Mohamed said it is the hope too that persons paid attention to all the notices that asked them to update their values, and those without contents insurance to put it in place.

“What we are finding now is that people are coming in a mad rush to say we want to add these things to our policy and so forth but now is just too late.”

Mr Mohamed explained that insurance coverage is just for fortuitous events or unforeseen events and not to cover losses that is expected, hence the reason some persons could not be insured for possible losses by Irma when they knew before seeking insurance that the hurricane is coming.

Luckily for some customers Nagico was able to exercise some amount of discretion. It is our understanding that some insurance companies have flatly refused to grant insurance with the impending hurricane because their underwriters have said no.

The VI has always enjoyed the benefits of lower premiums; however, this could change if persons don’t collectively as a territory take preemptive steps to minimise their losses.

Asked how Nagico fared during the recent flooding and how prepared the company is to deal with a catastrophic storm, Mr Mohamed said Nagico was able to pay out most claims and is ready to hit the road running after hurricane Irma.

“This is a chance for us to demonstrate the Nagico strength and ability to respond to challenging circumstances,” Mr Mohamed said.

15 Responses to “‘Take this storm seriously’ – Shan Mohamed”

  • just asking... (05/09/2017, 16:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope he pays out claim
  • Hmm (05/09/2017, 16:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope ppl don't get caught wid dere pants down
    • Juice man (05/09/2017, 17:00) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Get caught doing what?...what could people be caught with their pants down doing in the midst of a storm?.....
  • Fly (05/09/2017, 16:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    ppl jus like wait last minute...but be safe yal
  • Captain Hook (05/09/2017, 16:59) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ayo better listen to this big man. He knows what is best.....
  • Sprat Jack Back Slash (05/09/2017, 17:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I see garbage FULL FULL ....tell me...NOW AYO WANT THROW WAY DE GARBAGE???.....
  • Weed cutter (05/09/2017, 17:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I slashing during and after the storm....man gotta mek money
  • Chikungunya ganja farmer (05/09/2017, 17:03) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please watch out for these deadly mosquito carrying de virus folks......dont want to be double MASH this time around...
  • Dog whisperer (05/09/2017, 17:05) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    This picture aint doing him justice mehson....
  • Walk like yuh foot break (05/09/2017, 17:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    People now hustling and bustling rustling and scuffling over this hurricane. #smh#demsmokeweed#toolate
  • Forewarning (05/09/2017, 17:09) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    The last flooding was just a *warning* folks..... so much time to clean up your "homes"....get things straight...make a change in your life.....get rid of those demons and turn away from wickedness....WAKE UP BVI.... turn your eyes upon the lord....THE TIME IS NOW.... REPENT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
  • DON Q (05/09/2017, 18:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok sharn we will
  • Lily Ann (12/09/2017, 13:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was right ...


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