Coinciding with the release of LMI’s ContinuityCoach.com Version 2.0 next month, SBS is kindly running a 4 part series of documentaries on Natural Perils.
While Natural Perils are only 1 of 12 categories of risk that ContinuityCoach addresses, it is an important one with not all necessarily covered by insurance.
Sinkholes: Deadly Drops’
Imagine if your backyard just disappeared one day – falling into a hole that opened up in the ground. Or if your house split in two when a sinkhole collapsed underneath where you live. This documentary looks at the destructive force of sinkholes, which can occur suddenly, taking property and lives down into the earth with them. Combining first-hand accounts and geological explanations, this three-part documentary series provides a fuller understanding of the naturally occurring, potentially deadly phenomenon.
Watch Sinkholes: Deadly Drops on Sunday 17 June at 7:30pm (AEST) on SBS.
We’ve seen some devastating floods in Australia and tsunamis hitting our neighbours in the past couple of decades – surges of water that have left hundreds of thousands dead and caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage. Examining the way a number of landscapes have been changed, scientists hypothesise whether cataclysmic deluges could be the cause and not gradual erosion. They also try to determine what the cause of the floods might have been and whether ones of that magnitude could strike again.
Watch Killer Floods on Monday 18 June at 8:30pm (AEST) on SBS.
‘Killer Hurricanes’ (Cyclones Typhoons)
Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones kill 10,000 people on average a year, and can cause immense damage to infrastructure and residences. But were these super storms any more or less powerful throughout history? That is the focus of this documentary, which sees scientists looking at evidence of hurricanes from up to 1000 years ago, starting with the Great Hurricane of 1780, which struck throughout the Caribbean and killed an estimated 22,000 people. What do their findings suggest about what we can expect from hurricanes in the future? I think we all know the answer to this one.
Watch Killer Hurricanes on Wednesday 20 June at 8:30pm (AEST) on SBS.
While many natural disasters have a localised impact, volcanic eruptions can cause mayhem on a global scale. So while Australia may think we avoid this one, do we? With more than 1500 active volcanoes in the world, of which about 50 erupt each year, this is an occurrence we are all too familiar with today. And while some volcanic activity from throughout the centuries is well known (such as the Vesuvius explosion that consumed Pompeii), scientists in this documentary analyse evidence of what might have been the largest eruption in human history.
Watch Killer Volcanoes on Friday 22 June at 8:30pm (AEST) on SBS.
Being in business is all about managing risk. While natural perils are certainly one to consider, another big one to consider is caused by humans. As with all our eServices, a great deal of work has gone into the coaching/training element to assist brokers and their clients identify, evaluate, and treat risk in their business.