The Insurance Information Network of California is the primary source of
insurance-related disaster information in California. IINC
develops and coordinates disaster preparation and response information
between the insurance industry, government, first responders and
2005, IINC was honored with the Public Relations Society of America's
highest national honor, the Silver Anvil, for its response and public
outreach efforts following the 2003 California wildfires.DID YOU KNOW?
live with the threat of earthquakes, wildfires, floods and
storms. Since 1990, the state has suffered more than 35 natural
catastrophes costing more than $20 billion in insured
losses. While disasters are a constant menace, there are steps
homeowners can take to prepare for the effects of nature's
calamities. Select from one of the categories below to learn
how to prepare you, your family and your home for disaster.PREPARE, SURVIVE, RECOVER
catastrophe can occur at any moment. This page contains
useful information that can help you better understand insurance,
organize a home inventory and prepare a home evacuation plan.THE EARTHQUAKE PAGE
than 12 percent of California homeowners own earthquake insurance
policies, and even fewer small business owners have purchased quake
coverage, leaving millions of Californians financially unprotected in
the event of a catastrophic earthquake.
THE STORM PAGE
1990, California has endured nearly 25 storms resulting in more than $2
billion in insured losses. A recent IINC survey indicates
that 43 percent of respondents even consider themselves prepared for
storms and the damage associated with them.
On the following page, learn what steps you can take to prepare and survive a winter storm.
THE WILDFIRE PAGE
major wildfires have scorched millions of acres and damaged or
destroyed thousands of homes resulting in approximately $6 billion in
insured losses since 1990.
more than half of California homes located in high to very high fire
danger regions, homeowners need to take time to learn how to protect
their homes and families from one of natures most persistent