Virginia Residents Urged To Check Quake Coverage | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Virginia Residents Urged To Check Quake Coverage

Play associated audio

Insurance regulators in Virginia are reminding homeowners to review their policies to see if they have earthquake insurance.

The State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance says damage caused by earthquakes is not included under homeowners policies unless it's purchased as an addition, according to the Associated Press. A law recently passed by the General Assembly requires companies that exclude earthquake coverage to provide a written notice that conspicuously states it must be purchased separately. That rule will apply to policies renewed or issued after January 1 of next year.

Many people may not have thought much about earthquakes before last summer's 5.8 magnitude quake, which was centered near Mineral, Va. in Louisa County, but was felt up and down the East Coast. Even seven months later, the region continues to feel the low rumble of aftershocks.

NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.
NPR

Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, like other GOP incumbents, is facing competition from his right as he runs for a third term. But his Tea Party challenger, Joe Carr, is having trouble gaining traction.
NPR

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.