Protect your property against wildfire


Dry weather and drought may be of particular concern this year. El Nino weather conditions provide relief to some areas, but tend to cause worsening drought conditions through much of the West and Northwest. Now is the perfect time for residents and businesses in woodland, brush-filled or remote areas to take precautions and protect your property against wildfire.

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A refresher on water sport and boating safety


As we enter the start of summer, people will spend more time on the water skiing, boating and riding personal watercraft.

But with more people on the water comes more potential for injuries. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, nearly 80 percent of all recreational boating injuries occur from May to September. Here are some safety tips to prevent you from being injured while on the water this summer.

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The insurance side of house flipping


It’s a classic TV reality show scenario: A young, ambitious couple purchases a foreclosed property and flips it for a huge profit. This quick cash flow seems too good to be true…and usually is. Potential house flippers should consider some insurance coverage issues before making a commitment.

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Time to prepare for tornado season


Spring signals the start of tornado season for most of the United States, with a peak in May and June. Now is a good time to prepare by checking your emergency kit, buying fresh batteries and updating your family’s emergency communication plan.

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