July 9, 2015
Americans who worry about dying worry about the wrong things.
That’s according to the National Safety Council, which kicked off National Safety Month by unveiling its annual list of Americans’ “Odds of Dying” from various causes.
The list of statistical averages – calculated using fatality data for the entire U.S. population – details the lifetime odds of dying from various causes of death.
For example, Americans tend to worry about dying in commercial plane crashes even though 865 times more people are killed in motor vehicle crashes, according to Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council.
“While ‘San Andreas’ was No. 1 at the box office, earthquakes are very rare events. Knowing the real odds of dying can empower people to make better choices and result in longer lives,” she added.
Lifetime “Odds of Dying” from common activities versus those that are commonly feared include:
The NSC notes that because the list is made up of population-wide statistical averages, it does not necessarily determine how any one particular person will die.
Preferred Risk Policy Extension Program available for Homeowners
Why the PRP Extension?
Flood maps are changing as the assessment of flood risks changes due to community development, aging flood control structures, natural changes to topography, and better technology. The NFIP wants to ease the transition for property owners who have been newly mapped into a high-risk flood zone and the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements that go along with map changes. If your property was newly mapped into a high-risk flood zone on or after October 1, 2008, you may be eligible for the lower-cost Preferred Risk Policy for up to 2 years after the latter of the two following dates: