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May 16, 2018
6:30 PM
Lakewood Senior Activity Center
9112 Lakewood Dr., SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Free; No RSVP required
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ADRC - Disasters & Insurance

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Learn about how homeowners and renters insurance covers - and doesn't cover - in the event of a disaster. Know it before you need it.

Learn How Insurance Works in a Disaster

Pierce County is in the crosshairs for an exceptionally wide range of natural disasters – wind storms, flooding, mudslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanos and fires.  Homeowners and renters need to give careful consideration not only to how they will survive a disaster when it happens but how they will carry on in the days, weeks, months and years after the event.

“Disasters & Insurance” provides impartial information for consumers about how insurance works when it comes to disasters and what renters and owners need to consider to reduce their risk.  Sponsored by Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources, sessions will feature industry experts who will explain the ins and outs of coverage, exclusions, and recovery after a disaster. 

“For many people there’s an ‘it won’t happen to me’ mindset when it comes to disasters,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources.  “We’ve all watched scenes of devastation on the news where families and individuals have lost it all, even when they thought they were secure.  It’s important to know how insurance works and the coverage homeowners and renters need.”

“Disasters & Insurance” will be presented six times in May:
• May 7 – 12:30 p.m. – Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma;
• May 8– 12:10 p.m. – County City Building 7th Floor Conf. Rm., 930 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma; 
• May 8 – 6:30 p.m. – Gig Harbor Branch Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W., Gig Harbor;
• May 14 – 6:30 p.m. – Sumner Branch Library, 1116 Fryar Avenue, Sumner.
• May 16 – 6:30 p.m. – Lakewood Senior Activity Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr, SW, Lakewood;
• May 19 – 10:30 a.m. – Parkland/Spanaway Branch Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma;

The presentations will focus on homeowner and renters’ insurance options.  Each event will provide participants with information about the different insurance products and options that are available and how insurance will work or not work with particular types of disasters.  Time will be included to ask any insurance-related questions.

Sessions are information only; no sales are allowed.  Each event is free and open to the public.  Anyone of any age can attend.  No RSVP is required.  For more information about the presentations, call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.