If you currently insure your home, mobile home, farm, or commercial property with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, you're eligible to add earthquake insurance. We offer exceptional and affordable earthquake coverage as a registered coverholder for Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist in the insurance and reinsurance market. This collaboration provides KFB insureds with the sound, trusted financial backing of an international company, but with the convenience of local service. In the event of an earthquake, our claims staff would work with members to resolve their claims. Talk to your local Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance agent about specific coverage options available.
Why should Kentuckians consider earthquake insurance?
Kentucky is one of 16 states at the highest risk for earthquakes, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The western portion of Kentucky sits on the most active fault in the central and eastern United States (the New Madrid Seismic Zone). This zone is a source of continuing small and moderate earthquakes, and, according to experts with the USGS, it could pose a risk "for a major destructive earthquake" in the future.
For more information about the risk of earthquakes in Kentucky, click here.
Risk by county
Due to Kentucky's proximity to the New Madrid Seismic Zone, some areas of the state are substantially more susceptible than others. Check out the map below to assess your risk:
Counties at critical risk of earthquake damage:
Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, and McCracken
Counties at high risk of earthquake damage:
Caldwell, Calloway, Crittenden, Henderson, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, Trigg, Union and Webster.
Counties at moderate risk of earthquake damage:
Allen, Barren, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Breathitt, Breckenridge, Butler, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Hart, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Logan, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, McLean, Meade, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nicholas, Ohio, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Scott, Simpson, Todd, Warren, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe.
All unlisted counties are at low risk of earthquake damage.
What to do if you experience property damage or loss due to an earthquake
If you have experienced property damage or a loss due to an earthquake, click here for instructions on what to do next. A claims adjuster from right here in Kentucky will be in touch with you shortly.
About Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance
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