September 24, 2015

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – The Lake County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Middletown High School football field.

Residents, homeowners and contractors are invited to attend the community meeting. 

Federal, state and local representatives in attendance will include:

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September 22, 2015
It’s that time of year again. Your car insurance policy is up for renewal and your fingers are crossed in hopes of a reduction. Even though you have been a safe driver, your insurance company raises your rates. “Why are my rates going up?” The short answer is that it’s the cost of doing business. Insurance companies pay out billions of dollars in claims each year. Sometimes companies pay...
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September 18, 2015

Category 5 coverage: Is your policy hurricane-proof?                          

Unexpected Weather

No one expects to have their car float away in 12 feet of floodwater and end up perched atop a tree, or pinned under a house.

But there were a lot of those kinds of...

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September 18, 2015

The worst wildfire season in years is forcing many Californians from their homes and has caused the destruction of hundreds of houses, cars and other property.

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September 17, 2015

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) --

ABC7 News crews went to the Valley Fire evacuation center in Calistoga to offer assistance and 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney was there to talk to insurance and business experts on how to get the help they need and...

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September 17, 2015

The hundreds of people whose homes were lost or damaged in devastating wildfires now ravaging California should have an easier time dealing with insurers, thanks to the Oakland hills fire of 24 years ago. Survivors of that fire and subsequent ones in Los Angeles and San Diego mobilized to get California lawmakers to clamp down on insurance loopholes.

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September 16, 2015

Those who have been left homeless by the Valley Fire will now start the arduous task of getting their homes and lives rebuilt.

If your house burns down you can count on at least a year before you are back in your place and for many victims it's at least two...

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September 16, 2015

The latest insurance data show that the risk of hitting a deer with your car has not changed much from a year ago. But the cost of repairing your car if you’re unlucky enough to strike one is on...

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September 14, 2015

During disasters we are often reminded of the things we should do to prepare just in case.

One of the most important things anyone of us can do is to make a list of everything we own and there are many apps out there that make this an easy task.

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September 9, 2015

Soaring insurance rates may accomplish what the Telegraph fire failed to do: drive the Stoffan family from their home of 10 years.

The Stoffans' Northern California house survived the 2008 blaze, which destroyed 30 homes and 100 other structures as it charred 53 square miles west of Yosemite National Park.

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