Supervisor, 3rd District Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Room 821
Los Angeles 90012
Contact: Joel Bellman Telephone: (213) 974-3333 Date: August 19, 2009
Contact: Susan Nissman Telephone: (818) 880-9416 http://zev.lacounty.gov
AS FIRE SEASON APPROACHES, YAROSLAVSKY URGES
RESIDENTS TO REVIEW INSURANCE COVERAGE LIMITS
As Los Angeles County's 2009 fire season approaches, Supervisor Zev
Yaroslavsky is urging County residents to review their existing
residential insurance policies to make sure that provisions covering
loss or damage to structures and contents are adequate to protect them
Yaroslavsky, joined by members of the County Commission on Insurance,
revisited the Oakridge Mobile Home Park in Sylmar, site of the
devastating damage during last fall's Sayre wildfire that destroyed most
of the more than 600 mobile home residences located there.
"Thanks to our outstanding firefighters, no lives were lost here,"
Yaroslavsky said. "But as ground zero for these catastrophic property
losses, Oakridge is a stark reminder and pointed lesson in the
importance of keeping our residential insurance policy coverages
adequate and up-to-date."
Yaroslavsky advised residents to utilize the County Insurance
Commission's Insurance Tip Sheet for help in making informed decision
when protecting their assets.
Interested residents can visit the Commission's website at
http://www.lacic.org for that
information and much more.
Scott Svonkin, Chairman of the LACIC, concurred with Supervisor
Yaroslavsky, urging residents to prepare for the next fire, flood or
quake. Chairman Svonkin said, "Please take the time to review our tips
and review your insurance needs. Taking a few minutes today will give
you piece of mind and help protect your property."