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Helping your clients effectively manage wildfire risk

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    In recent decades, the number, severity and overall size of wildfires has increased across much of the United States. Further, because winter snowpacks are melting earlier and rain comes later in the fall, what was once a four-month wildfire season now lasts virtually the entire year. 

    According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), wildfires again plagued the Western United States in 2021, recording a year-end total of more than 52,000 wildfires that burned over 6.6 million acres. What’s more, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, five of the 10 most severe wildfire seasons on record have occurred in the past decade.

    Download our wildfire infographic to learn more about wildfire risk and ways to mitigate it.

    Rachael Dougherty
    Rachael Dougherty
    Property Production Specialist and Underwriter, E&S Property
    Munich Re Specialty Insurance