Respond Weather Analytics to Predict Demand
Verisk is changing the way the home repair industry responds to demand surges from severe storms. Our Respond™ weather analytics empower building materials manufacturers, distributors, and contractors to optimize operations at the neighborhood level. We help you rebuild communities and restore the roofs over families’ heads.
Damaging weather, including hail, wind, and hurricanes, drives demand for materials to repair damaged roofs, windows, siding, and more. Manufacturers, distributors, and contractors need to assess where severe storms affect cities, towns, and neighborhoods quickly. You must respond to each demand surge by getting the right materials to the right locations in the shortest amount of time.
The images below illustrate some of the detailed information Respond provides to address storm-related surge. Together, our industry alliances improve community resilience to severe weather by fueling faster and more efficient recoveries.
The radar indications of hail look similar across the East and South but the impact is dramatically different. Storms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey damaged thousands of homes while storms in other areas produced far less damage. Organized response is necessary in a relatively narrow geographic zone between Reading, PA and the Jersey Shore.
Within 24 hours of the event, Respond estimated that the storm around Columbia, SC damaged about 8,000 homes. Updates in the weeks following the event incorporate radar data, meteorological review, and a network of insurance-data. New information leads us to believe that the initial estimate was quite good. We estimate between 7,500 - 9,500 homes damaged between Columbia and Sumter, SC.