With a mild winter, relatively warmer weather in general, and drought conditions expected to continue in 2013, the
“Wildfire losses have been on the rise during the past couple of years in several states, with
According to “State of the Climate,” released by the
For 2013, 10 states are already experiencing “exceptional drought” conditions while snow levels throughout the country are nearing record lows, according to the
<p> More than 67,000 wildfires burned more than 9.2 million acres throughout the country in 2012, according to the
“It is critical that individuals and communities vulnerable to wildfire act now to reduce their risks,” Rochman stated. “Property owners can use our effective risk-reduction tools to build what is essentially a ‘self-defense’ system for their property during a wildfire. By doing so, they can evacuate if necessary and still hope to find their home or business intact after a fire moves through the area.”
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