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A Little-Known Grant Program Can Help Earthquake-Proof Your Home, But It Desperately Needs to Find More Humboldt County Contractors to Do the Work

One thing that last month’s earthquake demonstrated – as earthquakes in Humboldt tend to do, every decade or so – is the importance of retrofitting the beautiful old buildings that make up the bulk of the county’s housing stock. When the big ones strike, they invariably knock some old buildings off their foundations.

The Dec. 20 earthquake was the most destructive in quite a while. It made 69 buildings in Rio Dell at least temporarily uninhabitable. Most of them had old, unimproved foundations.

January 25, 2023


‘An earthquake can drop in’: More than 1 million California homes need retrofittings

In a state known for its earthquakes, many homes lack retrofitting and insurance. Today, fewer than 1 in 7 California homeowners have earthquake insurance, according to the California Earthquake Authority, and more than 1 million homes in the state need to be structurally retrofitted.

December 23, 2022


















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