October Brings Continued Wildfire Threat in California
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PCI Says Now is the Time to Prepare Physically and Financially
While threat of wildfire has diminished in most states, California remains guarded against major wildfires in October that threaten life, homes and property. California has a history of extreme fires erupting in late October. Five of the ten costliest wildfires in the U.S. occurred in California at the end of October in 1991, 2007, two in 2003 and 1993. Now is the time to remain vigilant and avoid human behaviors that can cause a wildfire like leaving a campfire unattended, starting equipment in dry brush, or tossing out a cigarette from a car.
California has lost hundreds of thousands of acres to wildfires in 2013, while Colorado and Arizona experienced devastating wildfires that cost lives and homes. Insurers are prepared to respond to events as they occur in 2013 and continue to help policyholders rebuild. Insurers prepare year round to tackle new fire risks. Now is the time for individuals, families and businesses to get financially and physically prepared to prevent and mitigate wildfire damage.
PCI encourages residents to remain vigilant in preventing fires and offers a wide range of resources for consumers.
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