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Entrust storm repairs to honest contractors

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When businesses and homeowners are desperate for help to repair and rebuild after a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or wildfire, they seek assistance from anyone who will offer help. Unfortunately, there are scammers who prey on those emotions and take advantage of good people in their darkest hour.

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3 myths about hurricane wind risks

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The 2020 hurricane season was one of the most active seasons in history, and weather experts predict 2021 will be similar. While hurricanes continue to be among the most catastrophic weather events, the good news is that homeowners have effective and affordable options to help reduce damage.

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Coping with loss in a catastrophe: What to do

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Protecting yourself and your family is your first priority in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. When your auto, home, business or personal property is damaged or destroyed by a tornado, hail, flood or other destructive event, focus on people first.

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Emergency planning: Is your family ready?

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Disasters can happen anytime…anywhere…to anyone: Be prepared. The past decade brought an ever-increasing number of natural disasters and other catastrophic events, affecting people and property. Make sure you are ready for the next one by having an emergency plan in place.

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Prepare your construction site before a hurricane hits

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Just as you would prepare your home and family for an impending hurricane, you’ll also want to prepare your construction job sites. The steps you take could make a significant difference in how well your construction site fares during the hurricane and how soon your workers can return afterwards.

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Hail: Tips to prevent injury and reduce damage

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There are about 5,600 hailstorms in the United States every year, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data. Learning about this weather phenomenon and how to properly prepare for it can save lives and minimize damage.

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Flying into 2019: Using drones to serve policyholders

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Recently, I got to witness something pretty cool. Our Headquarters Claims department contracted with a company to lease a drone to use for inspections and claims. Kyle Mathews and Justin Anderson, two of our claims technology specialists, participated in a training exercise so they can fly the drone on their own in the future. The vendor walked them through all the steps to ensure a safe flight.

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Not on the coast? Tropical storms may still threaten

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Coastal dwellers remain on alert during hurricane season, but inland residents can be caught off-guard after a hurricane or tropical storm makes landfall. While the storm may diminish in strength, the potential remains for severe damage from winds and heavy rain. When you know a storm is coming, take steps to minimize damage and speed recovery.

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