Check coverage before loss of power, utilities

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Many of us can still remember the effects of Hurricane Ike in September 2008, when the storm caused damage across 11 states. Widespread winds with gusts to hurricane force caused one of the largest power outages in the history of the Midwest, with close to 4 million customers losing power.


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Waste hauling business requires
good insurance program

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Imagine an extra-heavy truck driving down the street. Like every other day, pedestrians are in the crosswalks, students await the school bus and parked cars line the curb. It’s not the pretty day the weather forecaster promised; instead, a heavy downpour clouds everyone’s vision. People run where they need to go; heads down, dodging puddles and paying little attention to their surroundings. This doesn’t really seem to be the place for that extra-heavy truck.


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Heat stress: Don’t underestimate the danger

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Heat is a leading weather-related killer, according to the National Weather Service, and Heat Awareness Day on May 23 is a good opportunity to think about strategies to avoid heat-related illnesses. Extremely hot and humid weather makes it difficult for the body to regulate itself, and those who expect to be outdoors for personal or business activities should take precautions to avoid heat stress. Heat-related illnesses can range from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which is a serious health emergency.


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