Knowing the Wildfire Potential in your area

With the 2015 fire season underway and the extreme drought that continues to plague California and other areas, it is a good idea to ensure you are prepared for this type of disaster.

Being prepared includes knowing your risks, having a Disaster Plan in place, mitigate against potential losses, and continue monitoring potential for your risk.

The following Geographic Area Forecasts were derived from a report issued June 1, 2015 from the National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook Predictive Services.

Geograhic Area
Wildland Fire Potential
 
June
July
August thru September
Alaska: southern & eastern interior and into the Copper River Basin
Above normal
Normal
Normal
Northwest
Normal; except extreme northeastern Washington, which will increase to above normal
Above normal
Above normal
Northern California
Above normal; portions of northern California, specifically, Sacramento Valley & adjacent foothills
Normal
Normal
Hawaii: most of the area; drought conditions should continue to worsen through the season as El Niño strengthens.
Above normal
Above normal
Above normal
Southern California
Above normal; across coastal and valley areas
Above normal; to expand
Above normal; to expand
Northern Rockies
Above normal; north central Idaho & extreme western Montana
Normal;  Elsewhere
Above normal; expand eastward
Normal;  Elsewhere
Above normal; to expand
Normal;  Elsewhere
Great Basin
Normal
Above normal; along the Sierra Front & the mountains of west-central Idaho
Above normal-to expand
Southwest
Above normal; western & southern desert areas of Arizona into far southwestern New Mexico
Below normal; much of New Mexico & West Texas
Above normal; western & southern desert areas of Arizona into far southwestern New Mexico
Below normal; much of New Mexico & West Texas
Below normal; much of New Mexico & West Texas
Rocky Mountain
Below normal; except for portions of Wyoming, South Dakota, and extreme western Colorado
Near normal
Near normal
Eastern Area
Below normal; western portions of the Mid-Mississippi Valley
Near normal
Near normal
Southern Area
Above normal; along the Mid-Atlantic coast
Below normal; A large area stretching from the southern Plains through the Ohio Valley
Above normal;  expanding inland through Georgia & South Carolina
Normal; A large area stretching from the southern Plains through the Ohio Valley
Below normal; southern Plains
Normal; A large area stretching from the southern Plains through the Ohio Valley
Puerto Rico
Normal
Normal
Normal

At The Armstrong Company Insurance Consultants, we want to educate our customers and help them evaluate their risk assessments for their particular business.   Let our experienced licensed representatives help you with your insurance needs; contact us at 1-866-990-9286.

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Posted on: July 14th, 2015 at 8:27pm by Armstrong. Filed under: Commercial Insurance, Disaster Preparedness
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