Forecasting Higher Risk of Wildfires

 Tuesday, March 1, 2011

 Risk and Insurance

Risk managers in wildfire-prone areas please take note. The La Nina event creating cooler-than-normal temperatures in the Northeast of the United States is creating arid conditions and a heightened risk of wildfires in parts of the South and Southwest, according to a national wildfire-monitoring group. Texas in particular is at risk, with much of the state vulnerable to above-average fire risk from March through May, according to the February report from the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.
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