In light of the recent fires that are threatening homes across California, it is especially crucial to assess your plan in the event of a wildfire.
For many areas in California, wildfire “season” lingers year-round. As noted by Nationwide Private Client in a spotlight on exposures, 9,000 wildfires burned 1.2 million acres of land and 10,800 structures in California in 2017, lighting up the most catastrophic year on record for the state.
While about one third of Californians live in especially high-risk areas surrounding mountains, foothills or grasslands, wildfire can pose a threat to almost any household. The Tubbs Fire that killed 22 people and destroyed 5,636 structures from Calistoga to Santa Rosa ripped through suburban neighborhoods that would seemingly be more protected from fire danger, proving that no area is immune from disaster.
Don’t wait. Prepare your home, workplace and family now for a wildfire event.
Fill out the form to the right to download a handy emergency supply kit checklist and list of pre-evacuation preparation steps
To find out more about your home’s potential risk and whether you qualify for additional services offered by your insurance program, contact your MMA insurance broker.