The Great Escape: Emergency Escape Plans

home fire escape planAccording to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), roughly seven people died each day in U.S. home fires in 2013. Having a fire escape plan is quintessential and the implementation of such a plan is critical to ensuring a safe evacuation in event of a fire emergency. Here are some helpful tips to follow for preparing your home and creating and implementing a plan.
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A True Tale About Water Backup of Sewers and Drains Coverage

water damageTake a moment to review your exposures with your independent insurance agent and allow him or her to offer you the proper coverages – such as water backup of sewers and drains – that are needed to protect your home.

Here is a story about a thunderstorm rolling through an area causing power outages along with water-related issues due to the amount of rain that fell in a short period of time. Can you guess what happened?
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Severe Weather Safety Tips

Emergency kitWindstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires are just a few examples of extreme weather events that occur throughout the United States on a regular basis. It is often difficult for even the experts to predict the impact and severity of these events. While the last thing anyone wants to think about is one of these events affecting them personally, it is very important to be prepared for a worst case scenario and have a plan in place. It is crucial to understand the area you live in and the potentially harmful events that could affect you and your community.

Here are some basic steps you can take with your family to try and prepare as much as possible. {Read More}