As Rocky Fire in Northern California Destroys Homes and Continues to Expand, Insurers Offers Advice
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the Rocky Fire continues to destroy homes and expand in Lake, Yolo, and Colusa counties, insurers are offering advice to assist residents. According to Cal Fire more than 60,000 acres have burned with only 12% containment, forcing hundreds to evacuate. So far the fire destroyed 24 homes, and fire officials warn there could be more damage. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) encourages residents to listen to the warnings of local and state officials and seek safety if asked to evacuate.
“Once residents are in a safe location, they should contact their insurance companies through their toll free claims telephone number as soon as possible to begin receiving assistance,” said Mark Sektnan, PCI vice president.
“In emergency situations such as this, insurers want to make getting in contact with policyholders as easy as possible and are committed to getting the claims and recovery process started as soon as possible,” added Sektnan. Continue reading