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Publication Series

    Property/Casualty North America(1)

  • Wildfire Probabilities Aren’t What They Used to Be – But What Are They?

    By Ira Kaplan | Nov 13, 2018 | English

    *The following article was originally published in the October 2018 edition of The Bulletin for the PCI Annual Meeting. The events in California of the past weeks have highlighted the importance of careful thought around this issue. Having just emerged...

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  • Is the Sunshine State Becoming the Wildfire State?

    By Rick Hartmann | Mar 12, 2017 | English

    4,600. No, that is not the number of arrests during spring break in Fort Lauderdale. That is the number of wildfires Florida will now average in a given year resulting in nearly 110,000 acres of burned land.1 For many, Florida is known for its warm, sunny...

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  • Ongoing Drought Conditions Increase Wildfire Risk In The Southeast

    By Chris Beston | Nov 16, 2016 | English

    When we think of wildfires in the U.S., we typically associate them with the western states during the hot and dry summer months. But the reality is that wildfires happen all across our country and they are not limited to a specific time period. The Southeast...

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  • U.S. Wildfire Risk Continues to Rise

    By Martha Flanagan | Oct 03, 2016 | English

    Wildfire risk in North America is on the rise, primarily driven by a combination of warmer, drier conditions and the significant human expansion along the wildland-urban interface. Record high temperatures and drought over the past decade throughout many...

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