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Community Hazard Mitigation

July 12, 2017

Key findings from the 2017 Verisk wildfire risk analysis

California emerged from a long drought only to plunge into a heightened wildfire season. In fact, wildfires are up in many of the 13 wildfire-prone states Verisk analyzed…

July 11, 2017

Report sparks conversation about fires by occupancy or property type

Although commercial fires are less frequent than residential fires, the property damage these incidents cause is disproportionately higher, with losses in manufacturing…

May 24, 2017

Spreading the word on building code effectiveness

Building code effectiveness and enforcement are vital to a community’s risk mitigation and something most insurers consider highly important when underwriting a property…

May 11, 2017

Growing pressures, new solutions: Verisk's 2017 Risk & Analytics Summit

The 2017 Verisk Risk & Analytics Summit will be held in Jersey City October 4-6, 2017. Earlybird registration is now open.

May 3, 2017

The critical function of water in fighting fire risk

A community’s water supply is something insurers need to consider to properly manage risks and underwrite policies. This article examines three major impacts on water for…

April 11, 2017

The ebb and flow of property risk

The very existence of residents and businessowners in coastal communities depends on the tides, but there’s also an ebb and flow that affects building codes.

April 10, 2017

Human activity dramatically increases the duration of wildfire season

According to a report published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "human-ignited wildfires accounted for 84 percent of all wildfires,…

January 17, 2017

Resilience: An American underdog story

Communities throughout America are just like Rocky Balboa. Despite being assaulted by many massive tornadoes, hurricanes, superstorms, wildfires, and other major…

January 5, 2017

Interview: Fighting for safer homes

Robert Andrews, vice president and chief field operations officer, Verisk Insurance Solutions, interviews Leslie Chapman-Henderson of the nonprofit Federal Alliance for…

January 5, 2017

Improvements seen in BCEGS® states

An analysis by ISO Community Hazard Mitigation shows states participating in BCEGS® show markedly improved building code adoption and enforcement.

December 22, 2016

The pros and cons of solar panels

Weighing the pros and cons of solar roofs from an environmental and safety perspective.

October 7, 2016

U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell on WUI risk

One of the central topics facing the fire service is the fact that trends indicate fire risk has been growing in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).

June 1, 2015

Key findings from the 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis

California leads U.S., with most households at high or extreme risk from wildfires, according to the 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis.

April 1, 2015

Property-specific data enhances flood risk management

Insurers can better understand property flood risk by surveying exposures and accounting for building characteristics at the point of underwriting.

April 1, 2015

Verisk records 7.5 million fire hydrants in the United States

Verisk GIS database records 7.5 million fire hydrants in the United States, including the precise location and condition of each.

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