JOHNSTON, R.I., USA—Following the costliest year in history for world natural disasters, including more than a dozen billion-dollar weather-related events in the United States alone, The Weather Channel will feature FM Global, one of the world’s largest business property insurers, in five monthly broadcast segments, plus online-only exclusives, geared toward helping viewers better prepare for when Mother Nature strikes.
The first segment, which focuses on protecting property from earthquakes, airs this week on the cable television network. It showcases FM Global’s Natural Hazards Laboratory, which is capable, among other things, of replicating the intensity of the largest earthquakes. The laboratory is located at the company’s US$125 million Research Campus in West Glocester, Rhode Island, USA.
In the coming months, The Weather Channel will examine how FM Global re-creates other extreme forces of nature and uses scientific research and product testing to help property owners protect against disasters.
For the latest updates on when segments will air and be posted online, follow FM Global on Twitter.
Founded in 1835, FM Global (www.fmglobal.com) helps more than one of every three FORTUNE 1000 companies and similar-size organizations worldwide, develop cost-effective property insurance and engineering solutions to protect their business operations from fire, natural disasters and other types of property risk.