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If you have received a mandatory or voluntary evacuation notice or may be receiving one in the near future, please review your insurance policies.
A Farmer’s Fire Insurance policy with the “Additional Living” expense will reimburse you for your hotel, clothing, and food expenses. Keep your receipts for all transactions to receive reimbursement.
This will provide you an alternative from the evacuation centers, where you would likely have to sleep on a cot (or even on the floor), wait in long lines for food, and not have access to any spare clothing. In addition, by evacuating to a hotel or other location, you will free up space for others to use the evacuation shelters, and allow the evacuation centers to make better use of their resources.
Insurance seems like an unnecessary expense, until you need it and least expect it.
If your region has received a mandatory or voluntary evacuation notice and you do not have the insurance policy or are unable to evacuate to a hotel, below is a list of evacuation locations.
(Currently at 65,000 acres with 0% containment. At least 150 homes and structures have been destroyed.)
Ventura County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa building
Nordhoff High School
Ojai CA 93023
Lowes – Mobile CAT Bus
Ventura, CA 93003
(The Creek Fire is maintaining at 11,377 acres with 0% containment. Reports indicate 11 homes have been destroyed, but this number is expected to increase.)
Sylmar Rec Center
We know that this is a very stressful time for you, but we encourage you to take the time to look at and think about your insurance policies. We would like to offer our services at this difficult time and discuss your options now or once the fires have been contained. Insurance can seem like an unnecessary expense until you need it, and unfortunately, you often find yourself needing it when you least expect it. Contact us today to learn about how we can help you and your community through this situation.
Here are the current stats on the devastation caused by the fires at this time:
The four fires currently raging in the Bel-Air, Ventura, Sylmar, and Santa Clarita regions have so far consumed over 80,000 combined acres and put many people’s lives and property in danger. As of today, the fires have accumulated 199 claims, divided as such:
- Pacific Farmers Property – 184 claims (including 30 Large Property claims)
- Foremost Mobile Home – 6 claims
- Foremost Specialty Dwelling – 4 claims
- Farmers Commercial Property – 5 claims (including 1 Large Property claim)