Can you find your utility shutoff valves?

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Everyone knows to call 911 for emergency rescue, safety or medical services. But sometimes when disaster threatens or strikes, you must act immediately to shut off utility service while you wait for help to arrive. As part of disaster planning for your home or business, locate and tag your utilities, and think through the scenarios that might require action.


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Before hurricane watch turns to warning

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The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 to November 30 each year. Residents of Atlantic and Gulf coastal areas should have a plan in place for rough weather. The National Hurricane Center monitors tropical storm activity as it develops, issuing a hurricane watch or warning as necessary. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible in a specified area and is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds in an area. A hurricane warning indicates that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the specified[…..]


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Your insurance: There to see you through

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Take a step back, take a deep breath and marshal all your resources.

This is good advice for virtually any aspect of life. But when you are facing the consequences of a disastrous and unexpected event, it becomes advice that may make the difference between recovery ̶ getting on with your life ̶ or carrying those consequences well into your future. Remember that after a disaster, your insurance agent and insurance company are there to see you through.


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Stay alert for vehicles damaged by Hurricane Sandy

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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.


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