Tom and Tamara Conry were dead set on returning to Paradise after the deadly Camp Fire destroyed the town last November. The couple’s home was barely touched by the fire, and most other survivors had a much steeper climb to recovery.
But when their property insurer, American Reliable, notified them in December that it wasn’t renewing the couple’s homeowner’s coverage, they realized that returning home would be even harder than expected.
“Getting that letter was like a slap in the face,” Tamara Conry said. “Right now, when it’s going to be the hardest time ever to get insurance at any kind of reasonable price, that’s when you non-renew us?”