Recovering after a wildfire is an effort that requires the help and expertise of many organizations. After both, the fire department and local Sheriff and law enforcement have given the green light to return to the property, you have lots of work to do.
If you have already enrolled into California ADI’s WAAS program (Wildfires Aerial Assessment Services), and obtained the before the fire assessment, you should contact us immediately to schedule your after the fire assessment, before clean up.
This is an overwhelming process for anyone to go through, specially homeowners and what happens after your first visit back to the property depends on how severe the damages that are caused by the fire. Your first walkthrough should give you an indication of level of destruction and how bad of a situation you are in at that moment. This is an emotionally exhausting time for you and your family members as emotions will be running high.
Never attempt the clean up by yourself.
This is a process that requires professional fire restoration companies to get involved. Be aware that it is common after a wildfire to have so many toxic materials present on site, please be cautious.
You should have contacted your insurance agent already by that time. It is preferred that you contact your insurance agent and upon receiving the order to evacuate, your insurance agent should be informed. Your agent will walk you through the process and guide you on what informations the insurance company will acquire from you. Your agent will inform you of what steps lie ahead for your expectations.
At this time, California ADI has gathered all the stored data from your WAAS files and prepared your WAAS folder. This data is vital to your recovery process.
You now have the perfect digitized assessment of the property before and after the fire. A package that will show and proof your loss.
Whether your claim involves private, local, state of federal agencies such as FEMA, the evidence generated and provided by California ADI’s WAAS program is of great significance to the litigation practice and approach and has a great affect on settlement outcome. You must have proof of what you had to be fairly compensated by the insurance companies.
You can always visit our WAAS page at https://www.ca-adi.com/wildfires-assessment.html
It is as if nature contracted the biggest demolition company in the state and sent it out to literally destroy Paradise. One fire ruined an entire city, so fast that most of the damage was done in less than 24 hours.
Wildfires are becoming more ferocious than ever. Powerful, fast with extreme destruction. Everyone thought that 2017 was the most devastating year of wildfires in the history of California and suddenly comes the Camp Fire. Fire so ruinous, that according to the latest update by Cal Fire on Wednesday, 11.21.2018, the camp fire has claimed 153,336 acres - 80% contained, 13,503 residences, 514 commercial and 4,404 other buildings are destroyed with more than 5,100 structures threatened by the fire. http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2277
It is an undeniable fact that most wildfires are created by humans, and since the number of humans moving into the woods have increased dramatically. Wild-land Urban Interface or WUI is a habitable and transitional zone between civilized human development and un-occupied land. Humans have been invading the forest and the results are not pleasing.
With extremely dry conditions, drought, wind and increase of temperature, California and its massive mountains and majestic forests along with human are the fundamental ingredient to the mega fires.
Mega fires is a term used to explain a massive fire. A fire as catastrophic as the Camp fire, can ruin an entire city in just few hours. This is the new trend of California wildfires. They are bigger, hostile and full of anger and the wrecking level is of a mega magnitude.
We are heartbroken for those who lost everything. The holidays is here, and there are thousands of people in tents and shelters trying to figure out how on earth they ended up there and how to get out.
Please help those who lost everything, visit our list of trusted charities at https://www.ca-adi.com/wildfires-donations.html
Let’s help one another and the California spirit of love and compassion, will take us on a an amazing journey on the road of recovery to rebuilding back our communities, and work together to combat the repercussions of climate control.
It is the two most asked question upon receiving a phone call from a client. What is WAAS and why do I need it.
our lifestyle in California has changed, we are at risk of wildfires across the state, no one is safe. No one is safe from the devastation caused by furious and aggressive fires fueled by climate change, years of drought and dry dry vegetation.
WAAS is a property assessment program, designed to provide property owners with data that represents the actual status of a property before the fire, including terrains and structures. Aerial images, videos, new 2D map & 3D model of property are solid proof and evidence that property owners will be glad to have after a (God Forbid) a wildfire damage.
We do not wish for anyone to go through the devastation and grief caused by a wildfire BUT, what happens if you do?
The data provided has allowed clients to gain thousands of dollars on their insurance claim. Money that insurance companies were reluctant on paying back due to the lack of evidence. Money is gained from litigations with power companies, money a property owner deserves but truly lacks the fundamental basic issue, can you prove it.
We store your data for 5 years, accessible to our clients at the move of a click, they can review and download as many times as they wish.
So, why do you need WAAS? just in case, since no one is safe from a wildfires damage, you are equipped with solid, scientific and intelligent data that proves your ownership.