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To Educate Customers about Earthquake Risk, Look Beyond Fault Lines

Posted by Bryan Stanwood on July 23, 2019

If you needed a reminder that the Pacific Coast faces high risk for earthquakes, we’ve recently had four big ones: two quakes in Southern California over the Independence Day weekend and two quakes north of Seattle early on July 12. Hundreds of aftershocks have followed these four quakes.  

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Topics: property rating, risk, Washington state, Hazards, Risk Assessment, landslide, earthquake

April Marks the Start of Wildfire Season

Posted by WSRB on April 2, 2014

 

April marks the beginning of wildfire season in Washington State, and with recent weather reports showing that El Niño may bring a drier and warmer summer than normal, now is the time to prepare. In a previous post we covered how to minimize your risk during a wildfire, but do you know how wildfires spread? According to Disastersafety.org, there are three main threats that a home or business can be at risk for if they’re in a wildfire territory: windborne embers, radiant heat, and direct flame contact.

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Topics: risk, Washington state, wildfire, Disaster preparedness, Home Fire Protection, Hazards