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Ohio Homeowner Trying to Kill Weeds Burns Down Garage

Authorities say a Ohio homeowner trying to kill troublesome weeds with a torch has burned down his garage. The Springfield News-Sun reported Springfield Township firefighters in central Ohio were called to a home around 4 a.m. Thursday for a detached …

Hawaii Commissioner Erred; Some Lava Claims May be Excluded

Some homeowners in a Hawaiian neighborhood where lava is flowing might not be so fortunate when they file their claims after all. It was previously reported that Gordon Ito, Hawaii’s insurance commissioner, was making it known that homes destroyed or …

Hawaii Residents Alerted to Toxic Gas from Eruption, New Areas At Risk

Hawaii residents were alerted on Thursday to rising levels of toxic gas from volcanic fissures and geologists warned that new areas east of the erupting Kilauea volcano may be at risk to lava bursting from the ground. Hawaii County authorities …

Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Says Homes Destroyed by Kilauea Lava are Covered

Hawaii’s insurance commissioner has made it clear that homes destroyed or damaged in the recent lava flow into a Hawaii neighborhood are covered for the damage under homeowners insurance policies. Gordon Ito, who has been the state’s insurance commissioner since …

Hawaiian Volcano Slopes Offer Affordable Paradise, Risks

As lava crawled down Leilani Road in a hissing, popping mass, Cheryl Griffith stood in its path and placed a plant in a crack in the ground as an offering to the Native Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele. Griffith lives in …

Lava from Hawaii Volcano Destroys Dozens of Homes

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has destroyed 26 homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving evacuated residents unsure how long they might be displaced. Hawaii County officials said another four unspecified structures were covered by lava. Hawaii officials …

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Prompts Evacuations

Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. Volcano officials couldn’t predict how long eruption that …

115 Homes in Hawaii Destroyed or Damaged by Heavy Rains

Last month’s record rains destroyed or did major damage to 115 homes on Kauai and Oahu islands, the state of Hawaii said Wednesday as it sought a disaster declaration from the president. The cost of emergency work and damage to …

The Simple Reason Homeowners’ Customers Need Replacement Cost

I’ve been thinking a lot about homeowners’ insurance lately. That might be because I’m in the middle of the BPIC (Basic Personal Insurance Course) and the last two sessions have been focused on homeowners’ insurance. It may also be that …

California Wildfire Insurance Bills Moved Forward by Committee

A policy committee in California Legislature has unanimously approved a pair of wildfire-inspired bills by Assemblyman Marc Levine requiring insurance companies to notify homeowners whether their policies are sufficient to rebuild or replace their homes after a disaster. Assembly Bill …