California has been hit by a string of earthquakes. Unfortunately, most homeowners lack insurance to cover damage caused by the shaking ground.
There can be coverage for a fire caused by an earthquake. III has more details on quake-related coverage issues here.
2019 has produced devastating floods in the Midwest and parts of the South—crippling many farmers during the important planting season.
This video shows the role insurance plays in mitigating risk for American farms and ranches.
Before you head off to enjoy the barbecues and fireworks, it’s time for our annual Independence Day fact file. Here is this most American of holidays by the numbers, courtesy of the Census Bureau:
- In July 1776, an estimated 2.5 million people lived in the 13 colonies . According to recent projections, there are 330 million residents as of July 1, 2019.
- The oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence was Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, age 70.
- The youngest signer, at age 26, was Edward Rutledge of South Carolina.
- $368.6 million worth of fireworks were sold in 2012 through establishments classified as NAICS 453998 and all other miscellaneous retailers (except tobacco stores).
Have a safe and happy holiday!