As Californians, many have seen earthquake damage first hand; yet only 12% of residents currently have an earthquake insurance policy.
Torrance, California (PRWEB) May 25, 2011
Local California insurance agency, Post Insurance Services, Inc. is constantly looking for ways in which they can keep their clients educated and protected against potential risk exposures. One risk that California residents know all too much about is the potential devastation that can result from earthquakes.
With National Earthquake Awareness Month just behind us, it’s now time to consider all that we have learned in regards to earthquake safety. Since the 1900s earthquakes have occurred on 39 states, and roughly 90% of Americans live in areas considered seismically active—yet only a very small percentage of homeowners actually purchase earthquake insurance.
As Californians, many have seen earthquake damage first hand; yet only 12% of residents currently have an earthquake insurance policy. With the chance of earthquakes a regular part of California life – and the frequency of more damaging quakes rising – how can we best prepare, remain safe and secure?
•If indoors, drop to the ground – take cover by getting under s sturdy table or other piece of furniture; hold on until the shaking stops
•Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls – also be aware of anything that can fall such as lighting fixtures or furniture
•Stay inside until the shaking stops – research has shown that the majority of injuries occur when people inside building make an attempt to leave
•If outdoors, move away from building, streetlights and utility wires
•If in a vehicle, stop as quickly as safety permits and stay in the vehicle – avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees, overpasses and utility wires
Be sure to visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for more safety resources, or feel free to contact Post Insurance Services, Inc. with your earthquake insurance questions.
About Post Insurance Services, Inc.
Founded in 1954, Post Insurance Services, Inc. is a full-service CA insurance agency that provides property, liability, auto and workers’ compensation insurance for homeowners and businesses, specializing in unique coverage options for construction, manufacturing and technology, high tech, bio sciences, and high net worth clients. The second generation company is one of the largest family-owned independent agencies in the region. For more information about Post Insurance Services, Inc. visit http://www.postinsurance.com or call 1-800-262-9998.