Having a baby is a miraculous, life-changing event. Along with the new bundle of joy will come a lot of changes and transitions. Among those, things like your sleep schedule, eating habits, and the way you look at everyday items will change as a new parent. For example, in your new perspective, a cabinet might transform from useful storage space to a possible[...]
You’ve prepared your children, made an emergency communication plan, threw in some extra essentials for your pets, but what have you done to prepare your finances? Natural disasters aren’t the only type of emergency you may face. Other potential types of emergencies to prepare for include things like the loss of a job, divorce, or an accident. While supplies and[...]
You see your home every day, but how often do you really inspect it? One small leak or crack can lead to thousands of dollars in damage. These problems can go unnoticed for months and when they’re eventually found, the damage is already done. Take the time to thoroughly inspect all parts of your home for cracks, leaks, corrosion, and other damage before a small[...]
According to Save the Children, an estimated 69 million children are separated from their parents/guardians each day when they go to work. While apart, things don’t always go according to plan. A disaster can strike at any moment and won’t wait for you or your family to be prepared and together. While we have warnings for hurricanes and most storms, what about car[...]
Summer is in full swing and you’re all packed to spend a week at a vacation home with your friends and family. You’ve prepared your home for your absence, but there is one last thing on your check list: does your homeowners policy cover you when you rent a vacation home? You might be wondering if it is even worth it, but consider this: you’re bringing personal[...]
Make shopping for Father’s Day more fun and less of a chore! Being a dad is hard work so show him how much you appreciate him on Father’s Day. He pushed you on your bike before you learned how to balance, never missed a soccer game, and gave advice when life got tough. There probably isn’t any gift that can repay him for all his wise words and long shifts at work[...]
It is important for the safety of pet owners and pets, to have a plan in place for caring for pets during a disaster. In the chaos that comes with a storm, one of the most vulnerable members of your family can be forgotten about...your pet. The best way to protect them is to plan ahead. Prepare every member of your family for storm season with these helpful tips.
Hail storms can develop quickly and without much warning. Not every storm produces hail, so planning ahead can provide you peace of mind. These tips can help guard your home and property against the damaging effect of hailstorms and avoid costly, time-consuming repairs.
Not everyone is able to leave their home to prepare for a storm. Almost half of all American’s will need to rely on neighbors before and after a disaster hits. A little bit of empathy goes a long way, and complete community preparedness requires involvement from the entire community. Start planning now with these community strategies.
There’s no way to know what will happen when a storm makes landfall or when a river overflows. Understanding what is covered in your homeowner’s policy before a disaster strikes can help you get the most out of your coverage and make filing a claim much smoother.