December 6, 2017


If you are told to evacuate immediately, do so.  If you think you may have to evacuate, we suggest the following ASAP:  

1) Document your home and "stuff". If you do not have a home inventory, create one before you evacuate.  Take pictures or a video of each room and the exterior of your house to document your property.  If you have the time, open closets and drawers. Build as much of an inventory as time permits including furnishings, artwork, jewelry, appliances, electronics, collections and special...

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November 27, 2017


Our non-profit's mission is to inform and advocate for the interests of insurance consumers - policyholders.  When it comes to flood insurance, those interests are fairly simple: 

  • Access to affordable coverage for the damage that floods do to property
  • Policies that pay on time to repair that damage

Only 5 million of the 122 million households in America are insured for damage from flooding. That includes flooding from hurricane-induced storm surges as well as overflowing rivers and waterways.  Climate...

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November 15, 2017


Workshop Topic: Navigating the "Contents" portion of your claim

United Policyholders is hosting its third Roadmap to Recovery workshop in Santa Rosa for North Bay wildfire survivors in partnership with Jewish Family and Children's Services.  The workshop will start at 6PM and will be right down the street from the Local Assistance Center at 547 Mendocino Ave. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Santa Rosa. 

This workshop will cover navigating the "Contents" portion of your claim including strategies to start your...

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November 6, 2017

Disaster survivor volunteers Jim Pesout (Butte Fire, 2016), Karen Reimus (Cedar Fire 2003), and Roger Abrahim (House fire 2014) staffing UP's table at a Recovery Resource Center

The scale of the devastation from the recent Northern California wildfires is just as mind-boggling as the number of homes, businesses and lives that were impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria just a few months ago.  

All we can do is all we can do.  And thanks to UP's many years of expertise and national network of volunteers partners - we can do ALOT. We are:...

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November 6, 2017


Clearing wildfire debris is the responsibility of each individual property owner.  Help is available to get the work done safely, completely and legally.  For your and your neighbor's protection, wildfire debris must be removed from your property and disposed of properly. Items such as retaining walls and foundations that appear intact should be evaluated and tested by a qualified professional.  The extreme heat generated by wildfires generally destroys the structural integrity of these items and though they may appear re-usable, they may not be.


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