Post-Event Review Capability

The Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) methodology was created by Zurich Insurance to provide research and independent reviews of large flood events. It seeks to answer questions related to aspects of flood resilience, flood risk management and catastrophe intervention. It looks at what went well, as well as opportunities improvement, and results in a set of recommendations for the future.

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The PERC manual

The PERC manual

The Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) is a systematic framework for the analysis of a disaster...

Zurich’s Post-Event Review Capability: Global lessons for reducing risk and increasing resilience

Zurich’s Post-Event Review Capability: Global lessons for...

Impacts from disasters are getting worse. Yet after a disaster, there is rarely time to learn what...

Houston and Hurricane Harvey: a call to action

Houston and Hurricane Harvey: a call to action

Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas on August 25, 2017 as a Category 4 storm. Over...

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Expand thinking around how to deal with communities on high-risk lands.

Ideally, households would not be located on high-risk lands. However, with a significant portion of the Peruvian population living in high-risk areas, resettlement is not an option for everyone. Government and non-g...

Leverage the potential benefits of disaster events.

Reconstruction can be leveraged to support social recovery. Post-disaster, there is always a surge of infrastructure repair and reconstruction. Policies requiring local hiring and utilization of local construction co...

Increase the flexibility and adaptability of response.

Every emergency is different. Situations rapidly change, information is limited, and core systems needed for transportation, communication and service provision may be damaged. It is important that lines of communication...

Improve dissemination of emergency information, and build local capacity to understand and act on that information.

Better collaboration between national, regional and local entities is needed to help ground otherwise top-down information. People respond to warnings better if they know what the implications are locally. This requi...

Learn from examples of successful prepositioning of supplies.

Prepositioning heavy equipment in the Rimac Valley was key for keeping roads open during the 2017 event. Identifying opportunities and gaps in maintaining critical services during disasters and acting on them will he...