Stay alert for vehicles damaged by Hurricane Sandy

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Know a used car’s history before you buy.

The counts vary, but it has been estimated 225,000 to 300,000 vehicles sustained flood damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy. What happened to those vehicles? In some case, unscrupulous opportunists bought them for pennies on the dollar. The vehicles were dried out, shined up and offered for resale for hundreds — sometimes thousands — less than the fair market value. Good deal? Maybe, if you don’t mind the vehicle’s mechanical, electrical or safety systems potentially (more like probably) failing at any time. Read More

Hurricane preparedness: It’s a process, not a destination

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You don’t have to live on a coast to have wind damage from a remnant hurricane.

Saying that you are prepared for a disaster makes it sound like there is a definitive beginning and end to the process, but being prepared requires constant updates and evolving actions. A true state of preparedness means you are ready for something, but more importantly, you are aware of the ever-changing nature of, well…Nature.

Anyone who lives or works near coastal waters, plans to visit them or has family and friends in those areas takes the time to become educated on hurricane awareness and preparation. A great online resource Read More