Spotlight on: Catastrophes - Insurance issues Article
Background on: Climate change and insurance issues Article
Frequently asked questions about FEMA disaster assistance Article
When a major, federally declared disaster occurs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers assistance to individuals who've sustained damages. If you're the victim of a qualified disaster, here are some FAQs—and answers—about getting FEMA help.
What is El Niño and why is it important? Article
El Niño is a phenomenon that has effect on climate patterns, often triggering or intensifying extreme weather all over the world. Understand how these extremes—such as hurricanes or droughts conditions—can affect you as a home or business owner.
Earthquake insurance for homeowners Article
Preparing for an earthquake Article
Earthquakes have inflicted damage in all 50 U.S states. As urban development and other factors increase vulnerability to quakes, it makes sense to minimize their seismic impact on your family and property with these facts and suggestions.
In case of an earthquake Article
Recovering from an earthquake Article
Earthquakes happen without warning and they can cause damage even in areas where tremors aren't a known issue. If you've experienced a seismic event, here's what you need to do to be safe in the aftermath.
Protecting your home from an earthquake Video
Background on: Earthquake insurance and risk Article
U.S. Earthquake History Article
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906: An insurance perspective Article
The Northridge, CA, Earthquake 20 Years After: Facts, Figures and Perspectives Article
The Northridge, California, earthquake of 1994 was the costliest earthquake in U.S. history in terms of insured losses.
Facts about flood insurance Article
Ninety percent of all natural disasters in the United States involve flooding, and flood damage strikes frequently in low or moderate risk areas. Homeowners policies don’t cover flooding so—whatever your area’s risk level—learn about flood insurance protections.
In case of a flood Article
Floods occur in every region and 90 percent of all natural disasters the United States involve some type of flooding. Minimize the damage and losses from a flood by taking these precautions.
Recovering from a flood Article
Spotlight on: Flood insurance Article
Infographic: How to file a flood insurance claim Article
National Flood Insurance Program Article
Sandy Flood Claim Payouts Article
Hurricane season insurance guide Article
Hurricane season takes place June 1 – November 30 every year. Don’t wait until after you have a loss to check your insurance—review your homeowners or renters policies to make you have the right coverage in the event you're hit with a destructive storm.
How to keep safe during a hurricane Article
Hurricanes can be violent and dangerous to your family and your home. Before a major storm threatens your community, take steps to secure your home and protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property.
How to prepare for hurricane season Article
Hurricanes can shatter lives as well as damage property. Being prepared can help you, your family or your business minimize the impact of the storm. The best time to start is before the threat is imminent. Here's what you need to know.
Facts + Statistics: Hurricanes Fact & Statistic
Making your home more hurricane resistant: Five steps Video
Hurricane and disaster preparedness Video
Hurricane Sandy and Insurance: FAQs Article
Infographic: This hurricane season, lock in peace of mind Article
Hurricane Andrew Fact Sheet Article
Tornado facts and safety Article
When atmospheric conditions are right, tornadoes can strike with little warning and cause grave amounts of damage in a very short time. These tips can help minimize your risk and keep you and your family safe.
In case of a tornado Article
Recovering from a tornado Article
Fact Sheet: Five Years After The 2011 Tornadoes Article
Background on: Wildfires Article
Facts about wildfires Article
Thirty-eight U.S. states are at risk for wildfires, especially during drought conditions and in mountain, foothill or grassland areas. If this sounds like where you live, make sure you understand the risks and that you're adequately protected from these catastrophically destructive events.
Insurance for wildfires Article
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Centennial Article
The Triangle Shirt Waist Company Fire occurred on March 25, 1911, and resulted in the death of 146 workers.
The homeowner's severe cold weather survival guide Article
Much of North America experiences periods of severely cold weather and is susceptible to snow and ice storms—extreme conditions that can inflict considerable damage on homes and create liability risks. Standard homeowners policies will cover most disasters that result from a freeze—but when the weather outside is frightful, it's better to minimize the potential risks. Here's how.
Protect your home from winter weather Article
Ice, snow and wind can have devastating consequences to your home—and to your household budget. Fortunately, there are precautions you can take to avoid the expense and inconvenience of winter damage—and even help you save on heating costs. Get started when the leaves begin to turn so your home is well prepared when the cold, harsh weather hits.
Driving in winter? Be prepared and stay safe Article
Snow, sleet, ice and below freezing temperatures all have an effect on driving conditions. During winter, safety depends on driver performance in winter hazards, good vehicle maintenance—and common sense. These tips will help you and your car weather the winter.
Facts + Statistics: Winter storms Fact & Statistic
Understanding terrorism insurance Article
It's a sad fact of our world that some use violence as means to their political ends. With the possibility of terrorist acts close to home, it makes sense to understand whether your home, family and business are insured in the event of such an incident.
Background on: Terrorism risk and insurance Article
How to pick a lightning protection system Video
Lightning safety: 10 myths—and the facts Article
“When thunder roars, go indoors!” is a truism that actually holds up. But much of what we think we know about lightning is fiction. Here are some common myths, along with the facts that will keep you and your loved ones safe in a storm.
Lightning myths Video