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Fire prone California homeowners left behind as insurance companies drop coverage

Outlet: ABC News

Residents in Paradise, California, said they’ve seen their rates skyrocket.

As climate change continues to cause disasters across the country, some people in the most high-risk areas that have already seen massive destruction say they are being left behind.

Experts say the situation has been compounded for a number of reasons, including insurers arguing that the risk of doing business there is just too high due to the elevated risk of wildfires and California laws that restrict how the insurance companies can price out their policies.