FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kim Kirchner, Coburn Communication: (212) 536-9837; Kim.Kirchner@coburnww.com
Janet Ruiz, Insurance Information Institute (707) 490-9365
LAKE COUNTY, CA, June 27, 2018 — Reporters covering the northern California wildfires are encouraged to contact the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) for information on insurance coverage and evacuation tips.
Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Lake County due to the Pawnee Fire on Monday, June 25. The Pawnee Fire broke out on Saturday, June 23. The blaze has forced thousands of residents from their homes and destroyed 22 structures. Meanwhile, Shasta County’s Creek Fire has destroyed four structures since it began on Sunday, June 24, according to CAL FIRE.
Janet Ruiz, the I.I.I.’s California representative, and additional spokespeople, are available to brief media representatives interested in understanding the coverages provided by standard property insurance policies to businesses, homeowners and renters impacted by wildfires. I.I.I. spokespeople can also offer consumer tips, such as the following:
The following Insurance Information Institute resources are also available to the media:
The I.I.I. has a full library of educational videos on its YouTube Channel.
THE I.I.I. IS A NONPROFIT, COMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION SUPPORTED BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY.
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