LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As firefighters combat the Rim Fire and other blazes across California, homeowners in hillside and brush areas are reminded of the importance of a family disaster plan.
Families often have only minutes to evacuate, and in a panic may forget critical items such as financial documents, medications and other items. Homeowners who are not immediately threatened by fire should also take the time to create a home inventory and family evacuation plan in the event that fire threatens their neighborhood.
With much of California facing severe fire conditions – summer temperatures and dry fuels – there is a potential for more fires.
The Insurance Information Network of California has staff in Northern and Southern California and can arrange interviews with insurance companies to discuss household evacuation planning, fire insurance, California wildfire history and recovery issues.
B-roll illustrating evacuation do’s and don’ts, as well as information on preventing underinsurance and creating a home inventory, is also available for your review on IINC’s Web site at www.iinc.org.
IINC is a non-profit and non-lobbying trade association dedicated to helping the public understand insurance and manage risk. For more information on this and other related subjects, visit the IINC web site at www.iinc.org. IINC can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/iinc and on Facebook at facebook.com/iinc.org.