California Earthquake Authority

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The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) applauds the introduction of legislation led by members of California’s congressional delegation, which would exclude from federal taxation disaster-mitigation grants from an entity established by a state, such as the $3,000 grants CEA provides California homeowners through the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program. Senators …continue reading

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California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the sale of $300 million of taxable revenue bonds for the California Earthquake Authority (CEA). Proceeds of the bonds will be used to enhance the CEA’s claim-paying capacity. The California Legislature formed the CEA in 1996 as a privately-funded, publicly-managed organization in the wake …continue reading

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Updated guidelines for identifying, evaluating and repairing residential earthquake damage were unveiled at the California Earthquake Authority’s (CEA’s) annual claim manager meeting. Experts from CEA and the Applied Technology Council (ATC) presented the new CEA-ATC publication “Earthquake Damage Assessment and Repair Guidelines for Residential Wood-Frame Buildings”—a two-volume set covering common …continue reading

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A joint project of the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes it easier and less expensive to protect certain types of homes from earthquakes. The two-volume publication titled Vulnerability-Based Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of One- and Two-Family Dwellings is intended to reduce the time …continue reading

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The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) gained 23,861 earthquake insurance policies in July, the second-largest monthly net increase in CEA’s 23-year history. This growth was driven by the magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes, and a number of aftershocks, that struck on unnamed faults near the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest beginning …continue reading

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Bidding for the annual Get Prepared, California! Auction has begun. Sponsored by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and coordinated by iHeartMedia, the auction offers one-of-a-kind concert, travel, sports and entertainment experiences. Open until April 30, the auction is being promoted by 58 iHeartMedia radio stations in California through their on-air, …continue reading