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Take Steps to Protect Your Car in a Hurricane

If you’re a resident in a hurricane-prone area, you may know how to prepare your home ahead of a storm. But do you know that disaster preparedness should also extend to protecting your vehicles? Agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Hurricane Center and the American Red Cross unanimously agree that having a comprehensive storm safety plan is always better than being caught...

Will My Insurance Cover Hurricane Damage?

First an earthquake. Now, a hurricane. For homeowners on the East Coast, it’s shaping up to be a scary week, meteorologically speaking. Hurricane Irene looks like it was far worse than the Virginia earthquake and with greater damage comes greater potential insurance headaches. Much of the damage typically caused by hurricanes isn’t covered by traditional homeowners’ insurance policies. From broken windows to serious flooding, here...

Why Even your Low-Risk Home Needs Flood Insurance?

Flood Insurance in Florida, when it comes to protecting your home and your belongings from a flood, you’re better off safe than sorry. Many people think that flood insurance is an unnecessary expense until a flood occurs, never expecting a hurricane, heavy rain, or plumbing catastrophes. Even low-risk areas are susceptible to flooding, depending on weather conditions and other factors. Something as simple as blocked...