The Importance of Examinations Under Oath
Have you been asked to give an Examination Under Oath? Here are some things you need to know!
Further Clarification of the National Flood Statute of Limitation and Proof of Loss
This is a good article on National Flood Statute of Limitations. Anyone with a flood claim (i.e. hurricane Sandy) will need this information.
Can California Burn its Way Out of its Wildfire Problem?
The Rim Fire, which consumed more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park this summer, is a prime example of America’s dangerous legacy of putting out too many wildfires. After a century of suppressing the flames, firefighting agencies have let the brush and small trees get so thick, that when a fire does get going, it can turn into a monster. People who fight and study fire generally agree that one of the best tools for preventing massive wildfires is prescribed burning: intentionally setting smaller fires before the big ones hit. But there are major challenges to fighting fire with fire.
Scientists make leap in forecasting wildfires
Federal scientists say they've come up with the first way to reliably predict the spread of wildfires and to continually update their forecasts for the benefit of fire fighters.
The technique involves sophisticated new computer models that use everything from satellite images of active fires to the latest weather reports and information on the way a fire is behaving. The advance was produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Maryland and published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
The Albers refuse to let wildfire drive them away
As the Colorado Black Forest wildfire burned for nine days in June, just 30 miles from her Colorado Springs home, Angie’s List member Carla Albers says she could only watch as the blaze charred acre after acre. A year ago on June 26, the Waldo Canyon fire consumed the Albers’ house and everything in it, as well as 346 other homes and the lives of two residents. Now, she wants to offer advice to other homeowners who lost everything. “We got so much help and support after the fire, we want to pay it forward,” she says. “No one can relate to these families like we can, and we have unique knowledge that will hopefully help them to navigate the next year.”
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