Monday, March 7, 2016

The Biggest Gas Leak in U.S. History: Homeowner Property Insurance Issues

Originally published by Kenneth Kan.

Many of you might have either read or heard about the massive gas leak that affected thousands of residents of Porter Ranch, a suburb of Los Angeles. The gas leak emanating from a nearby underground gas storage facility (operated by the Southern California Gas Co.) purportedly has stopped after a fix, but not before causing an estimated 100,000 tons of methane to be emitted into the atmosphere. Many scientists are calling the Porter Ranch gas leak the biggest in U.S. history.
The many homeowners and their families impacted by the gas leak and had to temporarily relocate because the smell was inducing illness, are now beginning to slowly return to their homes. For those who suffered ill health effects from the leak, some are suing the gas company for compensation.

But what about any impact the gas leak may have had on the home or property itself? Is there anything that might be covered under a homeowner policy? There are a number of considerations. First, is there actual physical…


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