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How to protect yourself from fraud

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Whether you’re planning a much-anticipated remodeling project or facing repairs to fix damage from a storm, hiring a contractor can be a daunting and nerve-wracking task. While most contractors are trustworthy, some are guilty of taking advantage of vulnerable homeowners – especially when the repairs involve an insurance claim.

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Wildfire: Suppression tips may help keep homes standing

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wildfire-threatens

When a house is still standing after a wildfire destroys neighboring homes, observers often wonder how the home survived. While not every wildfire can be avoided, several factors are key to preventing damage or saving a structure from destruction.

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Wildfire: Suppression tips may help keep homes standing

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wildfire-threatens

When a house is still standing after a wildfire destroys neighboring homes, observers often wonder how the home survived. While not every wildfire can be avoided, several factors are key to preventing damage or saving a structure from destruction.

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5 ways to protect your home from wildfire embers

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wildfire-embers

You’ve taken the precautions to make your home resistant to wildfire by installing non-combustible siding and roofing, removing all wood attachments, managing vegetation and landscaping and providing adequate defensible space, yet you may still be at risk.

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Entrust storm repairs to honest contractors

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house-underinsured

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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Make emergency evacuation plan for your horse

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Having a disaster plan is critical to keeping your animal companions safe. And horses require extra consideration because of their size and specific transportation needs.

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Could your gate lock out first responders?

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gated-entry

In an emergency, first responders need immediate access to the affected property. While perimeter walls, gates and fences do a great job of maintaining privacy, these physical barriers could delay help from police, paramedics or fire departments.

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Consider the hidden risks of mulching

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mulch-fire

One of your annual gardening tasks might involve applying a new layer of mulch to help control weed growth, reduce soil erosion and add nutrients to the soil. While your fruits, vegetables or ornamentals might benefit, mulch is a combustible material, and care must be taken to avoid the possibility of it igniting.

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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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