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October 04, 2004

'03 quake boosts insurance buying

The number of San Luis Obispo County households with earthquake insurance has gone up more than 11 percent -- to 9,000 -- since the Dec. 22 San Simeon Earthquake, according to the state's largest insurer. "It's just like the Titanic," said Rick Butler, a Paso Robles Allstate insurance agent. "Everybody would want life insurance after they hit the iceberg."

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Posted by Tom Troceen