It may not snow in most of California, but there are many other elemental attributes that can contribute to your slip and fall or premises liability accident. Listed below are the most common natural disasters in California:
Earthquakes. Sudden shifts in the earth’s crust can cause the surface of the earth to shake. This shaking can cause damage to poorly built buildings and structures. The strongest earthquakes can cause tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
Floods. Though it rarely rains in California, flooding has been a huge problem in the past. Flooding can be caused by several different conditions, but is frequently due to storms and rainfall.
Wildfires. Due to dry weather, wildfires are prevalent in California forests. They are usually started by lightning, human carelessness or intentionally. A wildfire can last for days and burn for thousands of miles.
Landslides. Caused by an overflow of water, a landside transpires when an abundance of soil, rocks, trees, and other debris falls down the hill.
Extreme Heat. Extreme heat can affect anyone who is outside long enough to become dehydrated. Infants, young children and elderly people are particularly at risk of fainting or becoming physically ill due to extreme heat conditions.