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Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association

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Feds Developing ‘Richter’ Scale For Wildfires

Federal researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires – similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes.

09/24/2013

Debris gathers in the corner of a fence in front of a home on September 14, 2013 in La Salle.  (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

5 Things To Know About Flood Insurance

Flood insurance isn’t a standard part of homeowners insurance. It’s an extra provided through the National Flood Insurance Program.

09/18/2013

A home destroyed in the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Black Forest Fire Damage Nears $300M

Insurers estimate that the recent wildfire in Colorado Springs caused nearly $300 million in damage.

07/15/2013

Carole Walker, Executive Director at Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, talks with CBS4's Dominic Garcia (credit: CBS)

Many High Park Fire Victims Give Up In Fight Vs. Insurance Companies

Some people who lost their homes to the High Park Fire say insurance companies are not doing enough to help them rebuild.

08/31/2012

Lightning started 87,284 acre fire in June 2012, 259 homes destroyed, 1 Larimer Co. resident killed (credit: Copter4 on June 22)

Insurers Estimate Waldo Canyon, High Park Fire Damage At $449.7M

Insurers estimate that recent wildfires in Colorado caused at least $449.7 million in damage.

07/17/2012

Colorado Springs firefighter Steve Schopper documented the catastrophe inside the fire lines on June 26. (credit: Colo. Springs Fire Dept.)

Insurance Companies Send Crews To Protect Homes

Groups of private firefighters hired in recent years have been protecting homes with high-end insurance policies in wildfire evacuation zones.

07/05/2012

Evacuees of the High Park Fire (credit: CBS)

Evacuees Should Contact Insurance Companies As Soon As Possible

Many of the people forced out of their homes by the High Park Fire are now turning to their insurance agents for help.

06/11/2012

Miguel & Eric hold hail they gathered from the 700 blk. of Wolff Street in Denver. (credit: CBS)

Claims Roll In For Last Week’s Hail Damage

Insurance agents say the financial toll of last week’s hailstorms in Colorado and Wyoming is in the millions of dollars.

07/19/2011

A stripped car (credit: CBS)

Stolen Car Victims Could Lose A Lot More Than Their Car

Summer is prime time for car thieves. Last month 570 vehicles were stolen in Colorado.

07/13/2011

Residential flooding in Denver (credit: CBS)

Homeowners Should Make Sure They Have Separate Flood Insurance

Many homeowners buy insurance for storm damage, but they are then surprised to learn they aren’t protected when trouble happens.

07/12/2011

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