Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When The Ground Shakes, So Does Your Future – Part 2

When people know the kind of damage an earthquake can cause, why are they still so reluctant to invest in earthquake insurance? A major reason is the infrequency of the occurrence. Hurricanes, tornadoes and floods are far more common and although the damage they cause will be less than that of a major earthquake, people are aware of the dangers and protect themselves in varied ways, but having a homeowner’s insurance policy that covers these eventualities is not enough. You need earthquake insurance to protect you when the ground slides out from under you. The storms that lashed the Mid-West in the middle of April left a trail of havoc and loss in their wake, but no one was surprised that this should happen. These are common occurrences and people are aware of the dangers and loss potential.

Think about the frequency with which hurricanes happen. Everyone knows the damage they cause. And hurricanes can be predicted in advance so people have time to prepare. But even them, huge damage and loss of life happens. In the case of an earthquake, there is no warning. And they are not annual occurrences that people are used to. But a major quake can result in devastation far worse than a hurricane can cause. Hopefully, it will be many years before a major quake strikes California and the science of earthquake prediction will have advanced in that time. But it could happen tomorrow. If you are among the 9 out of 10 homeowners who do not have earthquake insurance, it is time you did something about it. 

Allied Brokers has been meeting the insurance needs of Bay Area homeowners and businesses for half a century. We know the various risks your home is subjected to. And we have insurance solutions that can offer you the kind of protection you need to ensure that if the worst should happen, you will be in a position to rebuild. We do not just sell you insurance, we provide you with the right insurance – the kind you need to protect your family and your future. Visit our website at to learn more about the full range of insurance products we can offer you. Call us at 650-328-1000 to get a free quote for earthquake or any other type of insurance you may need. Keep your future secure, even if the ground under your feet shakes.

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