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How Malibu is doing almost two weeks after Woolsey, Rebuilding insurance, helpful turkey prep

Published November 21, 2018 at 5:01 AM PST
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Now that Malibu residents are being allowed to return to their homes after the Woolsey fire, we check with a member of the Malibu City Council to see how the area is faring. Plus, how insurance works to rebuild after disaster. And, tips for preparing a turkey this Thanksgiving.

Malibu City Council

Full containment of the Woolsey fire is expected Thursday. But almost 97,000 acres have burned and 1,500 structures have been destroyed. One of the hardest hit areas was the seaside community of Malibu. Last week, mandatory evacuations were ordered for the entire city and the Santa Monica Mountains, but by this afternoon, most residents will be allowed back in to assess the damage.

Rebuilding Insurance

Thousands of families lost their homes in the Woolsey fire in Southern California, and the Camp fire in Northern California. For many of them, the recovery process begins with a phone call to their insurance company. But that can be a lengthy journey. Some victims of last year's fires around the state are still wading through the claims process.


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