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Brush Fire Preparedness

Gayle Anderson was live at Camarillo Airport with Peter Moraga of the Insurance Information of California, which provides information about living under the threat of wildfires almost year-round. The IINC recommends Californians take the time to prepare their families and finances:

Prepare Your Family:

*Begin with a family evacuation plan. Map out a main evacuation route as well as a backup route should streets become impassable.

*Establish an out-of-town friend or family member as a contact that family members can communicate through if they are separated during an evacuation.

*Store three-to-four days of supplies – including non-perishable food and water, flashlights, a transistor radio and batteries. Also, a list of prescriptions and have medications handy for easy access if evacuated.

*For families with pets, include food and water for them, as well.

Prepare Your Finances:

  • Keep copies of your insurance policies in a safe place outside the home, such as a safe deposit box.
  • Review your homeowners or renters insurance annually, paying close attention to any changes that may affect your policy and whether you need the added protection of flood or earthquake coverage.
  • Create and maintain a home inventory and keep a copy of it in a safe place. Home inventories can be in written, photographic, video ore electronic form, and may even be stored in cyberspace using a personal web site.

For more information, visit the website: :  http://www.iinc.org/

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

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Gayle Anderson was live at Camarillo Airport with Peter Moraga of the Insurance Information of California, which provides information about living under the threat of wildfires almost year-round. Jerry Davies from Farmers Insurance gave important advice on making sure your home is covered in case of wildfire damage.

Gayle Anderson was live at Camarillo Airport with Peter Moraga of the Insurance Information of California, which provides information about living under the threat of wildfires almost year-round. Moraga stresses the importance of planning an evacuation route far in advance so that you are ready when natural disasters occur.

Gayle Anderson was live at Camarillo Airport with Peter Moraga of the Insurance Information of California, which provides information about living under the threat of wildfires almost year-round. Moraga expressed the importance of having an evacuation plan, including keeping all important files in a designated container to prevent losing them in a fire.

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