For those who made Paradise, CA their home, the smoke may have cleared from the November 8, 2018 Camp Fire, but the struggle rages on. From insurance claims to lawsuit filings, from clearing land to healing from emotional pain, each day may seem like it poses new obstacles that need to be overcome. Here are a few stories that Camp Fire survivors have shared with us:

Stories From Paradise - The Battle’s Not Over
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“I lived on Edgewood Lane in Paradise for the last 9 years. Unfortunately, I did not have renters insurance when our house and everything we owned was incinerated in the fire.  We barely escaped with our 2 cats and dog. It’s a miracle we survived the fire. I am immensely grateful to be alive. Despite the fact we are now homeless, I am thankful and humbled by the love and support we have received from friends and family.” – Josh B.

“I’m now living with my daughter in Santa Rosa and we’re sleeping on a mattress in a garage with 3 cats. I’m looking for a 2 bedroom house so my cats in the garage can see sunlight which they haven’t seen in 3 months. I want to find a house to rent, rent to own, or maybe to buy. I’m depressed, have anxiety, and feel stressed all the time.” – Christine F.

“I was lucky to get out of the Camp Fire with my 8 year old and his cat. We lost our home, everything in it, and all my work. FEMA denied my application because our home was insured. The homeowner filed for FEMA and now claims we never rented or lived there for the last few years. I have drained my savings to get us an apartment in Chico, cloths, food, the basics. My car was damaged while we drove through the fire and I have a $1,000 deductible on my car insurance.” – Ellen B.

“Scared. Running from fire. Lived in hotel rooms. Insurance no go because our house is still standing even though it’s unusable land. No water, sewer, etc. Lots of contamination. So now no money.” – Carole F.

The Battle’s Not Over

If you lived in Paradise and survived the fire, then you know the battle’s not over. Some survivors are playing phone tag with insurance companies trying to get what they rightly deserve to rebuild or start over. Others are debating whether to file a claim against PG&E since the company has filed for bankruptcy; is it worth the effort? 

At Periscope Group, we want to help you with both of these issues. Our call center manager, Laura, lost her family home in the Camp Fire and we have talked to many people who have been devastated by this tragic event. We care about your well-being and are invested in seeing Paradise rebuilt. We can assist you with your insurance company paperwork and we’ll help you file a claim against PG&E at no initial cost to you.

Stories From Paradise - The Battle’s Not Over
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There’s a long journey ahead towards rebuilding, but you’re not alone. Call us today at (800) 511-3838 and please post your story on our Facebook page. We want to hear your story in your own words.