Posts made in October, 2015

October 2015
Homeowners urged to buy flood insurance before El Niño strikes

Homeowners urged to buy flood insurance before El Niño strikes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants Californians to buy flood insurance ahead of the predicted torrential rains from the strongest El Niño conditions in nearly 20 years. “We encourage everyone to take the threat seriously,” FEMA’s deputy associate administrator

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Study predicts 99.9% chance LA area will get a big earthquake soon

Study predicts 99.9% chance LA area will get a big earthquake soon

A new study from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory all but guarantees a sizable temblor will shake up Southern California in the near future. The study, published earlier this month by Earth and Space Science journal, claims there is a 99.9

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Wet California winter is likely as El Niño is now ‘too big to fail’

Climate scientists say California will likely face a wet winter as El Niño continues to gain strength in the Pacific Ocean. “There’s no longer a possibility that El Niño wimps out at this point. It’s too big to fail,” Bill

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10 Dog breeds that can complicate your homeowners insurance

10 Dog breeds that can complicate your homeowners insurance

Humans and dogs have been best friends for thousands of years, but the breed of dog you own could add complications to when you go to buy homeowners insurance. Some insurance companies hesitate to offer coverage to people who own

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Many homeowners unprotected from destructive flooding in Carolinas

Many homeowners unprotected from destructive flooding in Carolinas

Residents in South Carolina will face a few more uncertain days waiting for floodwaters from stressed dams and swollen rivers to recede. A combination of tropical moisture from Hurricane Joaquin and a slow-moving low pressure system produced one to two

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More Californians could see their fire coverage dropped

More Californians could see their fire coverage dropped

More residents may see their fire coverage dropped by insurance carriers, while others living in high risk areas will see costs rise, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said this week.  Four years of severe drought have increased fire activity in

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