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The Threat of Damaging Earthquakes is Real for Millions; PCI Offers Preparation Tools


With more than 4 million people primarily in California, Oklahoma and Kansas at high risk for both natural and human-induced earthquakes, PCI reminds all Americans that earthquakes can experienced across the country and that advance preparation, both physically and financially with adequate insurance is the key to earthquake recovery.

Although the US Geological Survey (USGS) says overall seismic hazard for this year is lower than in the 2016 forecast, despite this decrease, there is still a significant likelihood for damaging ground shaking in the in the year ahead.

A critical component of preparedness is understanding your insurance policy and knowing what is and what is not covered. It is vital residents be aware that earthquake damage is not covered in a standard homeowners insurance policy and must be purchased as a separate policy. Use PCI’s Earthquake Preparedness Toolkit and learn the steps to take before, during and after an earthquake.

PCI has made available many other resources and links to information on earthquake preparation and insurance. Follow us on Twitter @PCIAA where we will share tips and information on how to prepare for earthquakes.