As the summer winds down we’re left to survey the issues that came with the hot months. Wildfire and drought are what many will remember from this summer, and there’s a good reason why. This summer Texas was reminded how fragile the environment really is. While we mourn the loss of lives, property, and wildlands we’re faced with the unknown the future brings. Don’t be caught off-guard. Make sure you have the insurance your business and home needs. We can’t stop future disaster, but we can help you bounce back faster and stronger than you were before. Visit us on facebook to share your stories from this summer!
According to National Wildland Significant Fire Potential Outlook, Texas should expect extreme to exceptional droughts for the month of October. For the past ten months Texas has gone through the driest period in the state’s history since the 1950′s. It has gotten so bad that lakes have dried up and crops have died.
These dry conditions are the perfect breeding ground for wildfires. There have been at least 21,000 fires that have decimated Texas this year. Almost 1,500 homes have burned, thousands of people have been evacuated and there have been at least two deaths.
The situation has gotten bad enough that President Obama has declared a state of emergence and has provided federal aid to Texas wildfire victims.
Now’s the time to make sure that you are insured and ready for anything. This drought has already affected tens of thousands of people. We want to make sure that you aren’t one of them. Let us help you find that right insurance for you and your business to get through this tough time. Contact us at Assurance Insurance Agency or give us a call today at 1-800-897-1395.
Turner, Lane. September 9, 2011. “Texas Drought and Wild Fires”. Retrieved on October 5, 2011 from http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/09/texas_drought_and_wildfires.html.
National Wildland Significant Fire Potential Outlook. October 1, 2011. Retrieved on October 5, 2011 from http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/predictive/outlooks/monthly_seasonal_outlook.pdf.
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