GIC is continuing to monitor conditions in Southern California for mudslides and flooding particularly in areas affected by the Woolsey Fire. Local emergency management authorities have issued mandatory and voluntary evacuations and some roads have been closed. However, significant damage to property has not yet been observed via our monitoring of social and traditional media. NWS Los Angeles Area Forecast Discussion calls for precipitation tapering off tonight with several hours of minimal shower activity going through Wednesday morning and then rain picking up again later Wednesday and into Thursday asSEE DETAILS <span class="more-link-hove...
UPDATE: With storms developing in Southern California we are actively monitoring conditions due to the increased risk of mudslides and flooding in burn areas affected by the Woolsey Fire. We will continue to post updates if risks increase.
Here is a nice story looking at how Travelers is using aerial imagery and mapping to service customers more quickly during catastrophic events like the California wildfires. Access to imagery during and following these events allows travelers to expedite claims, even in areas that are not physically accessible to inspectors. By overlaying the data on maps marking its customers’ locations, the company can quickly identify those who are likely to have been affected, said Jim Wucherpfennig, Travelers vice president of claims. Workers were able to see what roads were open andSEE DETAILS
Among the property damage resulting from the Woosley fires is the Paramount ranch, as covered here in USA today. This site was the shoot location for countless films and TV shows since 1950. You can explore GIC Hi-res aerial imagery of the location in our public map viewer here.
With the California fires still spreading, there has been a lot of media coverage of the events with a number of organizations relying on the GIC for imagery for use in print and broadcast.USA Today featured hi resolution imagery from the GIC as well as a quote from NICB’s Jim Schweitzer in a story focused on the hardship many California homeowners will face in the wake of the fires. The story was in the online edition November 13 and then featured on the front page of the November 14 printSEE DETAILS