I can see them checking back to the files of 1812...looking for precident on the insurance claims...
Has the show's insurance company made any overtures to the homeowners yet?
From what I've read, yes. They are working with everyone to make it right.
Incidentally, this isn't the first time something like this has happened. They had a show a few weeks ago where they showed one of their first bomb experiences, at a bomb range, created such a large sonic boom, it broke out windows and things in the local town.
So how many times can they destroy property and cause people inconvenience before they need to show some restraint?
So far, there have been only two incidents mentioned involving property damage (sonic boom breaking windows and misaimed cannon) from a show that has been running since 2003 and uses explosives frequently (I'm not a regular watcher, but I'm not sure I've ever seen a Mythbusters episode that didn't
involve an explosion of some sort). To me, that doesn't suggest a flagrant disregard for public safety--on the contrary, it suggests that they usually do have sufficient safety precautions, and there have been a couple of very unfortunate miscalculations. After the accident, they are trying to make reparations to those who were harmed by it--it seems to me that they're doing things right.
Like PPs, I think that significant responsibility also rests with whoever approved their use of the bomb range--if the person running the bomb range can't make a good estimate of what is safe to try there and what is a danger to nearby homes (and doesn't know to err on the side of judging something too dangerous, if there is doubt), then that is a problem that has little to do with the Mythbusters.