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Tips for Disaster Survivors

If you having been following our posts on the engineering reports on the Hurricane Sandy claims, you know that homeowners had coverage wrongfully denied and both FEMA and the courts are calling for transparency and an evaluation of draft engineering reports. 

Read More:
http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2015/02/articles/insurance/the-report-from-your-insurance-companys-expert-could-be-unreliable/index.html

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As a result of an East County Magazine (ECM) inquiry, San Miguel Fire District’s Board voted this week to make its finance committee a permanent standing committee, which means that the committee’s meetings will now be open to the press and public. 

Read More:
http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/san-miguel-fire-votes-open-finance-committee-public-press

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The California Earthquake Authority announced Tuesday that it is working with the City of Napa to learn more about how single-family houses fared in the South Napa earthquake that occurred Aug. 24.

Many of the older houses in Napa are particularly vulnerable to earthquakes. Experts hope that by understanding how those homes were affected by the quake, they will gain insight into the effectiveness of retrofitting techniques that can be used elsewhere around the state, according to the CEA. 

Read More:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/02/24/napa-earthquakes-effect-on-single-family-houses-subject-of-new-study-offering-gift-cards-to-homeowners/

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Inspirational Quotes

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course

William Shakespeare, King Henry the Sixth, Part III

Testimonials

We lost our home in the 2007 Witch Creek Fire in Poway CA. As was the case with most (if not all) of my neighbors, we were drastically under insured through no fault of our own. I don’t believe that anyone is prepared for such a catastrophic emotional and financial loss. The task of completely rebuilding your life is monumental. Fortunately, the city of Poway co-operated with CARe and allowed them to hold bi-weekly insurance meetings in the City Chambers. After attending 2 of the group meetings we then scheduled several one-on-one meetings with CARe and were able to start to piece together the puzzle that is a catastrophic insurance claim. The resources which CARe was able to put us in touch with were incredible, and after they showed us the basics of handling an insurance claim we felt that we had knowledge to work through the once daunting task of negotiating with our insurance company. We could not have made it through the process without the information, help and encouragement that we received from CARe

Witch Creek Fire Survivor, 2007