Rising Out of the Rubble, Art Deco Style

Art Deco architecture in Napier, North Island, New Zealand

Napier, a charming seaside town located on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, is known for its unique art deco architecture. But what many people don’t know is that this architecture style was not the result of a deliberate design choice, but rather a response to a devastating earthquake that destroyed much of […]

Flood and Earthquake. Unexpected and Underinsured.

Do I Need Earthquake or Flood Insurance

Conditions in California are ever changing. The state is in the midst of a winter filled with record snow and rainfall. Are you prepared for these unprecedented events’ impact on your home and property? Californians are used to drought warnings, not flooding. Due to climate change, what we have always accepted as the level of […]

8 Steps to Earthquake Preparation

basketball game upsets and preparing for a real disaster

Did your team make the BIG tournament? The rush and excitement of March Madness can send fans into a frenzy watching buzzer beaters and blow outs. If your favorite gets knocked out, it’s not the end of the world, just a little heartbreak. When we think of actual disasters that can affect our homes and […]

Californians, Are You Feeling Lucky?

No one should rely on luck as insurance for their home in an earthquake zone. Time will tell when our luck runs out… will you be able to rebuild after the inevitable? Although recently stable, California’s seismic areas won’t stay that way according to recent studies. The current earthquake drought also means that Californians aren’t necessarily […]

Fault Lines Are Creeping in California

earthquake fault creep

Trick or Treat! Did you feel it? Tuesday’s 5.1 earthquake near San Jose, California, crept up on millions of residents throughout the Bay Area with strong shaking.  The creep to be blamed here is the Calaveras Fault, a 100-mile stretch of the East and South Bay Areas. The Calaveras fault is known for it’s fault creep, […]

Financial Preparedness: The Beginner’s Guide to Success

Earthquake Insurance GeoVera

Financial preparedness is a big part of emergency preparedness and disaster planning. Becoming financially prepared for an emergency, like a natural disaster, will protect you and your family from long-term loss and heartache. Earlier this week, we gave tips on making a Financial First-Aid Kit. With your kit assembled, you’re ready to plan for long-term […]

Financial First-Aid Kit: Supplies for Financial Preparedness


What is a Financial First-Aid Kit? Survival supplies are often what comes to mind when thinking about emergency preparedness. However, have you considered financial preparedness for the next earthquake or natural disaster? If not, a financial first-aid kit is an excellent way to start. Similar to a medical first-aid kit for physical harm, a financial first-aid […]

The earthquake drought of California will end, but when?

Map of Southern California with active earthquake faults

California faces more than a lack of rain. The Los Angeles Times declared that California is in an earthquake drought, and the end of the drought will bring destructive results. When Will the Next Big Earthquake Strike? In this L.A. Times article, experts paint a clear (and unsettling) picture of a big quake waiting to happen. […]

COVID-19, Earthquakes, and Large-Scale Disasters: 4 Keys to Preparation

Woman with Laptop and Mobile Phone

The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic is unlike anything we have seen in maybe a century. Shops have closed their doors, people globally are quarantined at home, governments are struggling to respond, the economy is in crisis, and everywhere there is panic about safety and survival in a new reality. The impact on people’s health, income, investments, […]