Friday, December 31, 2010
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Online Puerto Rico Seismic Network en Inglés y Español (RED Sismica):
SAN JUAN- En el 2010 América Latina y el Caribe fueron testigos de grandes movimientos telúricos y Puerto Rico no fue excepción. La Red Sísmica de la Isla reportó 1,671 temblores hasta el 29 de diciembre.
Sin embargo no es el año con mayor número de sismo registrados, en el 2009 la tierra se movió 2,739, lo que representa una diferencia de1,068 temblores. Lo que este año cambió según la geóloga Lillian Soto, fue el número de terremotos sentidos por las personas; en este año 68 movimientos fueron reportados como sentidos y en 2009 sólo 23 de ellos.
“En noviembre tuvimos eventos de enjambre. Varios sismos se sintieron y estuvieron ubicados en la región conocida como la Falla de los 19 grados, al norte del País”, señaló Soto en entrevista con el periódico El Nuevo Día.
En diciembre solamente se han reportado en la Isla 80 movimientos telúricos, de los cuales sólo siete han sido sentidos por los puertorriqueños. El último sismo y de mayor magnitud tuvo lugar el pasado 24 de diciembre durante Nochebuena, fue un temblor de magnitud de 5.4 en la escala de Richter y su epicentro se ubicó en el municipio de Aguas Buenas.
Ninguno de los sismos provocó grandes daños o pérdida de vida humana, tampoco representaron peligro de tsunami para la Isla.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
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“Am I covered for that?” Many were asking themselves that question last week while the rain and trees were falling on county roads and homes. Some storms cause damage to our property AND our wallets so as you are filling up those sandbags fill out an insurance policy that will cover and protect you from storm damage.
The Calm before the Storm“Sure, I’m calm I’ve got home owners insurance and that covers everything!” Well, your homeowner’s insurance policy does cover many of the everyday risks a homeowner faces but surface water damage caused by the rain entering through the hole in the roof is not covered, this type of damage along with damage caused by flood waters needs to be addressed by a separate surface water/flood policy.
There are a number of resources you can go to for information, you can ask your insurance agent or broker, the Federal Government sponsors the website, www.floodsmart.gov. This site will give you information about flooding, flood risks, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), preparation and recovery, maps, etc.
Know before the flood waters flow!
Get Storm Ready
Being storm ready also means that you are “claim ready”.
Most insurance companies suggest that you take pictures or better yet a video of your entire house, inside and out, and it is recommended that you do this every two or three years. If you don’t have pictures or video do you have receipts, serial numbers or other documents proving ownership of the items that you have listed on your claim? If your claim states that your 3 - 42 inch plasma televisions were destroyed by the tree that landed in your living room they will ask you to provide some sort of proof. Being claim ready is also helpful when other “storms” occur such as a house fire, burglary, wildland fire or earthquake.
Now, once you have made your Claim Ready file store a copy of it off-site like in a safety deposit box or somewhere where it will be safe, secure and easily accessible because even if your home is destroyed your documents won’t be.
Your SUV is not a USV (Underwater Submersible Vehicle)
If you decide to drive around DPW barricades warning of flooded roads or through water of an unknown depth get ready to be chest deep into trouble. If you have comprehensive auto insurance you will be covered for the damage and the cost of “fishing” your vehicle out of the water. Depending on your insurance company this “stupidity factor” may or may not raise your premiums but it certainly will put your agent on notice in regards to your driving. You have liability only? well, better invest in a USV.
Make sure that the '65 Ford Mustang that you are restoring to cherry like condition for rolls down El Cajon Boulevard on a July evening has its own comprehensive insurance policy, running or not! Homeowners insurance will not cover damage to the car if the tree that is in your living room entered by way of the garage.
Before the Next Storm
Before the Next Storm
So now you have been informed
That before the next storm
Take a moment and see
If you are covered by the right insurance policy.