Catastrophe Response | Typhoon Hato

On 23 August 2017, passing slightly to the south of Hong Kong, severe typhoon Hato saw powerful easterly winds up to 190km/h combined with a one-metre storm surge and high tides to create significant storm and flood damage in Hong Kong. Crossing the shallow waters of the Pearl River estuary, the winds and the storm surge increased further and devastated Macau, where the low-lying areas were inundated, reportedly to depths of two metres.

Currently, there are 12 reported fatalities, more than 150 injuries, a territory-wide power blackout, and disrupted telecom and water supplies made it the most damaging typhoon to hit this location in over half a century. Clear up has begun after this devastating storm.

McLarens Hong Kong has mobilised a team of 30+ adjusters to assist in claims for flood, rainwater, typhoon and other damage. They will handle instructions for CAR, PropertyCasualty, and Marine claims. If your clients have had any exposure to this incident and you require our assistance, please contact:


Corey Poon | McLarens 
Managing Director

+852 3412-2233 | direct
+852 9041-1829 | mobile


Franco Ho | McLarens 
Property Associate Director

+852 3412-2212 | direct
+852 9258-0006 | mobile


Emily Lam | McLarens 
Casualty and Healthcare Director

+852 3412-2232 | direct
+852 9768-5909 | mobile


Jessica So | McLarens 
Marine Director

+852 3412-2269 | direct
+852 5691-2123 | mobile