Earthquake

You don’t have to live in California to experience an earthquake. The US Geological Society Survey indicates the New Madrid area (including northeast Arkansas, southeast Missouri, western Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Illinois) continues to produce small to moderate earthquakes and is the most seismically active area of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. If you live near this area you may have experienced tremors or other earthquake activity.

 

Preventative Measures:

  • Seismic Shut-Off Device In the event of an earthquake, this device will turn off the gas valve, preventing a potential gas leak.
  • Water Heater Straps Securing water heaters with metal straps is an important measure to help prevent fire, explosion or water damage.
  • Retrofitting – Retrofitting, including wall bracing and foundation bolting, reduces the displacement of a home from its foundation.
  • Create a disaster plan
  • Store flammables in a fire-resistant cabinet and move heavier items to lower shelves.
Our loss control service is advisory only. We assume no responsibility for management or control of customer loss control activities or for implementation of recommended corrective measures. This content was gathered from trade services and public information and does not identify or address all possible exposures. We do not warrant that this information is consistent with the underwriting guidelines of The Cincinnati Insurance Company and its subsidiaries or with any federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.
 
To report a claim: You may call us directly, 877-242-2544, to report your claim and provide us with your claim-related information. You may also contact your independent agent to report a claim.
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