Media Advisory: I.I.I. Experts Are Able to Discuss the Insurance Implications of California’s Wildfires Amid Statewide Emergency

For immediate release
New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org

NEW YORK, October 28, 2019 —Reporters covering California’s Kincade and Tick Fires are encouraged to contact the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) for interviews and analysis.

The I.I.I. subject matter experts listed below can discuss wildfire-related auto, homeowners, renters, and business insurance coverage issues while also providing evacuation and claims-filing tips.   In addition, the Triple-I blog offers guidance on these matters.

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared yesterday a statewide emergency due to the “unprecedented high-wind events which have resulted in fires and evacuations across the state.” 

Besides the Kincade Fire, a blaze burning northwest of San Francisco, and the Tick Fire, which is west of Los Angeles, there are other wildfires being fought currently in California.

California:
Janet Ruiz, CPCU, AIM, Director, Strategic Communications: 707-490-9365; janetr@iii.org

New York:
Michael Barry, Head of Media and Public Affairs: 917-923-8245; michaelb@iii.org
Loretta Worters, Vice President, Media Relations: 917-208-8842; lorettaw@iii.org

Illinois: Lynne McChristian, Non-Resident Scholar, University of Illinois: 813-480-6446; lynnem@iii.org


RELATED LINKS:

Facts & Statistics: Wildfires
Articles: Facts About WildfiresSettling Insurance Claims After A Disaster


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