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Missouri DCI Highlights Cost, Lack of Earthquake Coverage in High-Risk Areas

The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) issued an Earthquake Survey in December 2023 that shows a lack of understanding about risk and insurance coverage is a problem, while the cost and lack of available earthquake insurance coverage in …

Father in Gender-Reveal That Sparked Fatal 2020 California Wildfire Pleads Guilty

A man whose family’s gender reveal photo shoot sparked a Southern California wildfire that killed a firefighter in 2020 has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors said. The El Dorado Fire erupted on Sept. 5, 2020, when Refugio Jimenez Jr. …

Home Fire in Alaska Kills Woman and 5 Children, Officials Say

A woman and five children have died in a fire at a home in a small northwest Alaska village, Alaska State Troopers said. The remains of the six have been recovered from the home in Noorvik, an Inupiat community of …

Hawaii Officials Identify Last of 100 Known Victims of Wildfire That Destroyed Lahaina

The last of the 100 known victims of the wildfire that destroyed Maui’s historic town of Lahaina in August was identified as a 70-year-old woman whose husband, sister and several other relatives also died in the fire. Maui police said …

The Hartford to Discontinue Writing New Homeowners Policies in California

The Hartford confirmed this week it will discontinue writing new homeowners policies in California. The carrier reportedly has less than 1% of the state’s homeowners market. The Hartford issued the following statement following a request for comment for this article: …

California May Face Major Flooding From Jan. 30: Weather Watch

The odds are rising that California and the West will be struck by a plume of moisture known as an atmospheric river from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, the US Climate Prediction Center said in a social media post. The …

911 Calls From Maui Capture Pleas for Stranded, and Those Caught in Fire’s Chaos

The day after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century destroyed a seaside community on Maui, the barrage of 911 calls didn’t stop: Reports of missing people, stranded family members and confused tourists trapped without food or water lit up …

Georgia Saw Most Frozen-Pipe Claims in 2022-2023, State Farm Says

Georgia was, by far, the state with the most frozen pipe and water damage claims, State Farm Insurance reported as much of the country faces the first deep freeze for winter 2024. The insurer said in an article on its …

California Has Lowest Number of Fire Departments Per 100K People, Report Shows

California topped the ranking for the states with the fewest fire departments per 100,000 people, a new study shows. The study out this week shows California tied with Florida, and Nevada ranking second and Arizona ranking third. The report, commissioned …

Wildfire Prevention, Helping Maui Recover Top Agenda for Hawaii Lawmakers

Hawaii lawmakers convened this week for the first time since the burning of historic Lahaina awakened the state to the deadly and costly threat posed by wildfires in an age of climate change. The tragedy refocused the attention of lawmakers. …