If you don’t have insurance on your home or if you’re underinsured, FEMA may be able to help you. Renters may also be eligible for help.
Filling out an insurance claim form for a major loss -- like a home you've lost in a wildfire -- is hard. If you rush, you may leave out something important, shortchanging your settlement. Don't let the insurance company rush you into making a hasty mistake.
Disasters, like the California wildfires, bring scammers out of the woodwork. In addition to the donation scams, there are also bad guys who prey on homeowners who are faced with rebuilding. Read tips to make sure you donate to worthy causes and to make sure you don't lose serious cash to fly-by-night contractors and servicers.
If your insurance coverage pays for living costs due to the loss of your home, you have the right to negotiate for suitable quarters. We've included suggstions on how to deal with your insurance company
In a fire, you not only lose your home and possessions, you may also lose your identity. And getting it back can be time-consuming and frustrating. We've provided a list of resources for victims of the California wildfire.
Young children and teenagers are just as susceptible to PTSD as adults. Here's some information to help you be watchful.
Catastrophic wildfires can trigger PTSD, not only in adults, but also in young children and teens. Many times, the effects are temporary -- even normal. But, it's not unusual for the effects to last longer and to be debilitating. In that case, you should take this seriously and get professional help. Here's a quick guide to to inform you about the effects and ways to deal with them.