With New England and the East Coast bearing the brunt of Nemo this past weekend, it’s important to note that the end of the storm can be just the beginning of additional problems for those affected communities. As those of us in the snow belt know all too well, the aftermath of a winter storm can have an impact on a community for months. Cold temperatures, coastal flooding, and snow accumulations which melt and freeze repeatedly can create additional hazardous conditions. Here are three areas on which to focus ASAP: Continue reading
It’s the day before Thanksgiving and you know what that means: everyone is talking turkey, potatoes (both mashed and sweet), and pies. But there’s another subject that deserves some conversation on our yearly day of thanks: safety in the kitchen for the sake of your family and home.
What started as a small blaze at the local dump ignited a coal seam, and the mine located under the town quickly became engulfed. This was on May 27, 1962, and since that day, the size of the town has steadily decreased from a cozy 1,400 Continue reading
The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires started by candles and Christmas trees account for nearly $500 million in direct property loss each year.
First the East Coast gets hit with an earthquake, now Hurricane Irene is moving in. A recent article on WMBF News offers some simple steps that could help you get through the insurance claim process as quickly as possible if damage is caused by this storm.
I recently came across an informative article about catastrophic earthquakes in Claims Advisor Magazine by Annmarie Geddes Lipold called Waiting for the Big One, and the key takeaway from this article for both carriers and insureds is: Don’t wait for the big one – be prepared. Continue reading