Wildfires running rampant across the country increases the importance for consumers to protect against an unfortunate incident with a term life insurance policy.
The National Interagency Fire Center reports nearly every state has experienced at least one wildfire in 2011, with 3.2 million acres of U.S. land already torched through the first five months of the year. That total should surpass 3.4 million acres within the next few weeks, as fires continue to take their toll on portions of the Midwest, South and Southwest.
Insurers advise Americans check their home insurance policies to make sure they have ample coverage levels. In addition, homeowners are advised to help mitigate the effects of wildfires by clearing dead or dry grass and shrubs from around their home and keeping flammable fuels off the ground and out of reach from flames. Securing a term life insurance policy can also be another important step when it comes to protecting the financial future of one's family after a wildfire.
Wildfires continue to burn through large portions of Arizona and Florida this week, with thousands of firefighters deployed in both states in an attempt to battle the blazes.