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Screen Shot 2019 10 18 at 12.05.33 PM26 insurance companies responded to Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara's request and will continue to pay living expenses for wildfire survivors while they rebuild their homes. These companies agreed to extend benefits for another year if their customers reported a total loss of their home due to the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires. 
 
According to the state insurance commissioner's office, about 20 percent of homes destroyed in the fires have been rebuilt. There are still 13 insurance companies, including Allstate and Nationwide, that did not agree to continue covering living expenses. The companies that did not agree to extend the deadline represent approximately 42 percent of the total loss reported. Many of the survivors covered by theses companies have already lost or will soon lose their additional living expenses benefits. 
 
At a rally last month, survivors pleaded with insurance companies to continue to cover their living expenses another year. That story was featured in our radio series, One Year, One Hundred Miles Apart: two communities on the road to recovery
 
(Image Left: A list of insurancers that declined to extend benefits or did not respond. Credit: California Department of Insurance. Image Right: A Santa Rosa home under construction. Credit: The U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers)
 
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You can help the Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) develop a comprehensive impact study by taking their brief online survey BEFORE Friday, October 18, 2019.

Business Impact Survey - (English)
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Find additional resources to help your business recover on the EDB website.

COVER AGE Social.Media.Square.IGMonday night at 9, KRCB TV 22  presents Cover/Age, A story about California activists fighting to expand healthcare access to undocumented adults. The film follows Emma, an undocumented caretaker who looks after an elderly woman but is not able to qualify for health insurance. KRCB’s Adia White talked with filmmaker Set Hernandez Rongkilyo about why he felt her story was important to share.
 
Cover/Age is a production of The California Immigrant Policy Center.
 
(Image: Cover/Age documentary poster. Courtesy of Set Hernandez Rongkilyo)
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Millions of people nationwide will practice earthquake drills on Thursday, Oct. 17 as part of the annual event, The Great Shakeout. The shakeout takes place on the anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which killed 63 people in the Santa Cruz region in 1989. To participate in the great shakeout or learn more about earthquake preparedness, visit shakeout.org.
 
 

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